Negative and positive numbers

Positive (+) and Negative (-) numbers.

# What are positive numbers?

Positive numbers are the numbers that’s bigger than 0. Any number that doesn’t have the negative sign (-) is a positive number.

# What are negative numbers?

To explain negative numbers, let me use this story as an example, Emma has got £20 in her pocket, she went on a trip with her school and spent all the money she has. After she spent all the money, she saw a toy that she liked, Emma asked her friend Jack to lend her £5 so she can buy the toy.

If I asked you now, how much money does Emma have? Well, let’s break that down, Emma had £20 then spent all of them. So far she has got £0 left. Then she borrowed £5 from her friend. So she spent all the money and she needs to return £5 to her friend. So she has (-£5).

Negative numbers are number that’s smaller than 0. When you keep going down in numbers and then you realise that you reached 0 but you need to keep going down, you use negative numbers.

# Is Zero positive or negative?

zero is neither positive nor negative, zero is used to represent nothing (no money in Emma’s case). So it’s a number that’s’ located between the positive and negative numbers,