# Comparing and Ordering Integers

Numbers are mathematical symbols which are used to represent a quantity. Integers consist of all the natural numbers, their negative values and zero. Integers cannot consist of fractional values. They only have whole number values. An integer represent the distance of a value from zero on the number line. The number to the right of zero represent positive integers and those to left of zero represent negative ones. To the right side of zero on the number line the values will keep increasing and to the left of zero on the number line the values will keep decreasing. To compare two integers, first there signs should be noticed and then there positions on number line should be considered.