Example of an Integer

Question: Choose the correct option

Which of the following numbers is an example of an integer?

a) -5          b) 5/2           c) 1.4           d) -7/2

An integer is a number with no decimal or fractional part, from the set of negative and positive numbers, including zero.

Answer: Option (a) -5 is an integer.

Let's check the options if there's any decimal or fractional part.


Integers are all whole numbers including negative numbers

-5 is an integer

5/2 gives us 2.5 which is a decimal

1.4 is a decimal

-7/2 gives us -3.5 which is a decimal

Hence, option (a) -5 is the right answer.