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The greatest negative integer is ____ and the smallest positive integer is _____. 



A

+1 and -1  

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B

-1 and +1  

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C

-1 and -1 

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D

+1 and +1  

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Solution

The correct option is B

-1 and +1  


Observe a number line.

In negative numbers, as magnitude increases, value decreases.
Therefore, the largest negative integer is -1.

Similarly, in positive numbers, as magnitude increases, value increases.
Therefore, the smallest positive integer is 1.


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