# What are opposite integers? Definition and examples

Opposite integers are two integers that are located at the same distance from zero, but on opposite sides of zero.

-5 and 5 are opposite integers since they are located at the same distance from 0 but on opposite sides of zero.

-60 and 60 are opposite integers

-250 and 250 are opposite integers

## Facts about opposite integers

Opposite integers have the same absolute value

|-5| = |5| = 5

The sum of opposite integers is equal to zero

-5 + 5 = 0

Opposite integers have different signs

The sign of 5 is positive and the sign of -5 is negative

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