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The opposite of a positive integer is negative.

Example:

**1**. The opposite of \(5\) is \(-5\).

**2**. The opposite of \(10\) is \(-10\).

The opposite of a negative integer is positive.

Example:

**1**. The opposite of \(-3\) is \(3\).

**2**. The opposite of \(-24\) is \(24\).

The opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself.

Example:

**1**. The opposite of \(-5\) is \(5\) and the opposite of \(5\) is \(-5\).

So, the opposite of the opposite number is the same number \(-5\).

**2**. The opposite of \(10\) is \(-10\) and the opposite of \(-10\) is \(10\).

So, the opposite of the opposite number is the same number \(10\).

The opposite of every positive number is the same number with a negative sign.

Important!

The opposite of \(0\) is \(0\). This is because zero is neither positive nor negative.