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# What is a distinct integer?

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A distinct integer denotes a specific integer and is used to discern between all the others in a set. Integers refer to the spectrum of whole numbers and negative numbers, including zero. For example, -5 is a distinct integer within a collection of the integers -1 to -10.

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Integers never include fractional numbers or imaginary numbers. They include the entire set of whole numbers, as well as the spectrum of negative numbers. Negative integers and positive integers are used to distinguish the integers on either side of zero. Because of these properties, integers are naturally suited to describing vectors such as displacement and velocity.

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An integer is a positive or negative whole number. For example, 38, 4, 0, -12, -399 are all integers. Fractions, decimals and percents are not integers because they are not whole numbers.

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Every integer is not a whole number, but every whole number is an integer. An integer is any number, positive, negative or zero, that is able to be represented without a fraction or decimal, according to Reference.com. The number of possible integers is infinite.

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Every integer is a rational number. An integer is a whole number, whether positive or negative, including zero. A rational number is any number that is able to be expressed by the term a/b, where both a and b are integers and b is not equal to zero.