# Integers - Definition and examples

Integers are the natural numbers, the opposites of the natural numbers, and zero.

Integers = {... -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ...}

As you can see the set of integers has positive numbers as well as zero and negative numbers.

The figure below illustrates the set of integers.

## Positive integers

Positive integers are integers that are bigger than zero. The positive integers are

{1, 2, 3, ...}

## Negative integers

Negative integers are integers that are smaller than zero. The negative integers are

{... -3, -2, -1}

Zero is neither positive nor negative!

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