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Natural Numbers, Whole Numbers and Integers (Mathematics Lesson)

What Is a Natural Number?

A natural number is a counting number:



What Is A Whole Number?

A whole number is a number without fractions:



What Is an Integer?

An integer is a whole number, and may be positive, negative, or zero:



The Difference Between Natural Numbers, Whole Numbers and Integers

Clearly there is a lot of overlap between these three sets of numbers.

If you start with the natural numbers...



...then add 0 to get the whole numbers...



Finally, take the negatives of all the natural numbers, and place them in reverse order, to the left of 0 to get the integers...

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