A negative number in mathematics signifies the reverse.

A negative number is one that is less than zero in the real number system.

Negative numbers are frequently used to indicate how great a loss or a shortage is.

One may consider an unpaid debt to be a negative asset.

If a quantity, like the charge on an electron, might have one of two opposing senses, one may choose to categorize those senses as positive and negativeâ€”possibly arbitrarily.

When describing values on a scale that deviates from zero, such as the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales for measuring temperature, negative integers are utilized.

The concept of an opposite is mirrored in mathematics thanks to the principles of arithmetic for negative numbers.

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