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Natural numbers, according to the strictness of the definition, can refer to all positive numbers, that is, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.... or all non-negative numbers, that is, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... (note the inclusion of the number 0 in this list).

Whole numbers can include negative whole numbers, for example, -1, -2, -3, -4, -5, numbers you do not find in the list of natural numbers.

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How does the set of natural numbers differ from the set of whole numbers?

0 and negative integers are all whole numbers but they are not natural numbers.

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