- What greater 0 or negative 2?
- Are negative numbers smaller than zero?
- Why is zero not positive or negative?
- Is zero is larger than every negative integer?
Negative numbers are smaller than zero. Negative numbers get smaller and smaller the farther they are from zero. When dealing with negative numbers, the number closer to zero is the bigger number. Zero (0) has the unique distinction of being neither positive nor negative.
In mathematics, a negative number represents an opposite. In the real number system, a negative number is a number that is less than zero.
It’s because the concept of positive and negative number is defined from Zero. Any number lesser than zero is negative and any number greater than zero is positive. Hence, as zero can’t be lesser or greater than itself, it can neither be negative or positive.
Similarly, 0 is not greater than every rational number. Thus, option (c) is incorrect. Similarly, 0 is not greater than every irrational number. Thus, option (d) is incorrect.