The positive is usually explained to that the number under consideration is greater than zero. Without the relation “”, the positivity of () numbers may be defined specifying which numbers of a given number kind are positive, e.g. as follows.
In the set of the real numbers, the numbers defined by the equivalence classes of non-zero decimal sequences are positive; these sequences (decimal expansions) consist of natural numbers from 0 to 9 as digits and a single decimal point (where two decimal sequences are equivalent if they are identical, or if one has an infinite tail of 9’s, the other has an infinite tail of 0’s, and the leading portion of the first sequence is one lower than the leading portion of the second).
For example, is a positive integer, is a positive rational and is a positive real number.
If is positive and , then the opposite number is negative.
|Date of creation||2013-03-22 14:35:05|
|Last modified on||2013-03-22 14:35:05|
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|Synonym||greater than zero|