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# What is a neutral number in math?

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According to MathGoodies.com, zero is a neutral number or integer since it is neither negative nor positive. Whole numbers to the right of zero, or greater than zero, are known as positive integers. Whole numbers to the left of zero, or less than zero, are known as negative integers.

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Two integers on a number line the same distance from zero are known as opposites, an example being -3 and +3. The term integers is defined as the "set of whole numbers and their opposites." According to Reference.com, non-negative integers or positive integers greater than zero, are also known as "natural numbers." Zero is also a natural number.

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A rational number is one that can be represented as a ratio of two integers, that is, by one integer divided by another integer. Zero divided by any non-zero integer is zero. Because zero can be represented as the ratio of two integers, zero is a rational number.

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The number 16 is an even number and is the only integer that has the form xy=yx, where x and y are different numbers (2 and 4). Another fact is that the base 16, or hexadecimal system, is a notational system for expressing real numbers used in computer science. The 16 digits it uses to represent numbers are the numbers 0-9 and the letters A-F.

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Every integer is a rational number. An integer is a whole number, whether positive or negative, including zero. A rational number is any number that is able to be expressed by the term a/b, where both a and b are integers and b is not equal to zero.