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What is a positive integer?

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A positive integer is a number greater than zero that can be expressed without using a fraction. Five, 72 and 100,000 are all examples of positive integers.

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Positive integers are sometimes called "counting numbers" because they are the numbers that most people use when they first learn how to count: one, two, three, etc. "Natural numbers" or "whole numbers" refers to all of the positive integers and also zero. Negative integers are numbers that can be expressed without using a fraction but that have a value of less than zero, such as -1. Zero is an integer, but is considered neither positive nor negative.

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