Integers. The integers are , -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, -- all the whole numbers and their opposites (the positive whole numbers, the negative whole numbers, and zero). Fractions and decimals are not integers. For example, -5 is an integer but not a whole number or a natural number.
How do you add two negative integers?
Rule: The sum of any integer and its opposite is equal to zero. Summary: Adding two positive integers always yields a positive sum; adding two negative integers always yields a negative sum. To find the sum of a positive and a negative integer, take the absolute value of each integer and then subtract these values.
Can an even integer be negative?
Since odd and even numbers are defined only in reference to the set of integers (, −3, −2, −1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ), all negative numbers can also be either odd or even. To find the set of odd natural numbers, we use 2N+1 where N is any natural number.