Set of Integers

Set of Integers

The set of positive and negative numbers whose absolute value is a whole number.


  • The set of integers is denoted by the letter \(\mathbb{Z}\).
  • \(\mathbb{Z}\) = {…, –4, –3, –2, –1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, …}.

Educational note

The symbol \(\mathbb{Z}\) is the first letter of the German word zahl meaning “number”.

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