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A positive number is a number that is bigger than zero. The set of all positive integers is written as [math]{Z}_+[/math].[1]

A positive number can be written with a "+" symbol in front of it, or just as a number.[2] For example, the numbers "+3" and "3" stand for the same numbers.

Positive numbers are written to the right of zero on a number line:

Number line

In the above line, the positive numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are shown.

Related pages


  1. "Comprehensive List of Algebra Symbols" (in en-US). 2020-03-25. 
  2. "Positive number definition - math word definition - Math Open Reference". 

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