15 terms

# Integers - Vocabulary

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whole number
A number that is not negative and not a fraction
integers
Whole numbers and their opposites
absolute value
The distance a number is from zero on a number line
negative number
Any number that has a minus sign (-) and is smaller than zero
positive number
A number that is greater than zero.
opposite
Two integers that are the same distance away from zero, but on opposite sides of the number line.
compare
To decide if one number is greater than, less than, or equal to.
inequality
A statement that compares two quantities using <, >, ≤,≥, or ≠
less than
Used to compare two numbers when the first number is smaller than the second number.
equal
The same as in number or amount
greater than
Used to compare two numbers when the first number is larger than the second number.
sign
Shows if a number is negative or positive
neutral
Not negative and not positive
rational number
a number that can be written as a fraction
number line
a straight line, going to infinity in both positive and negative directions from zero

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