Pronunciation: /ˈpɒz.ɪ.tɪv/ Explain

An integer or real number is positive if it is greater than zero.

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  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, positive. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 142. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
  2. Keigwin, H. W.. Principles of Elementary Algebra. pg 3. www.archive.org. Ginn & Company. 1886. Last Accessed 12/3/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/principlesofelem00dupurich#page/n8/mode/1up. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Positive. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/positive.html.

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Revision History

12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
12/1/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated geogebra app. (McAdams, David E.)
5/3/2010: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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