# What are opposite integers?

Integers are the "counting numbers" and their negative counterparts, and zero. Opposite integers are the pairs of integers that have the same absolute value, or, in other words, are the same distance from zero. 10 and -10 are opposite integers. 43 and -43 are opposite integers. It's just that simple.

### What are two integers that are opposite of each other?

Positive ones are opposites of negative ones, so 10 and -10 are opposite integers. If you're wondering about the word, "integers," it just means the numbers you would find on a typical number line in elementary school, like ... -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, ... You don't find things like fractions like 1/2 or decimals like 5.3 on a typical number line in elementary school.

### How do you identify an integer and its opposite?

An integer is a whole number. In rational form, it can be expressed as an integer divided by 1. In decimal form, it has either only 0s after the decimal point (or an infinitely recurring sequence of 9s). To identify its opposite you will need context. All integers have an additive opposite. All non-zero integers have a multiplicative opposite. There are other operations (contexts) that lead to other opposites. To see how there can be…

### Is it NOT possible to simplify expressions having variable exponents to represent integers?

If the exponents are associated with non-integers, or if the exponents are non-integers, it is very likely that the expression does not represent integers. If the exponents are associated with non-integers, or if the exponents are non-integers, it is very likely that the expression does not represent integers. If the exponents are associated with non-integers, or if the exponents are non-integers, it is very likely that the expression does not represent integers. If the exponents…