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Whole numbers are usually defined as the number 0,1,2,3,4,5,6.... where "...." means it goes on forever. These are the natural numbers with the number 0 added to them. So the natural numbers are 1,2,3,4,5,6...
The integers are all the whole number and all the negatives of the natural numbers.


So every whole number is an integer.
Every natural number is an integer.
Every integer is NOT a whole number. ( look at -2)
Every integer is NOT a natural number. ( look at -3)

The set of integers contains the set of natural numbers and contains the set of whole numbers.
The set of whole numbers contains the set of natural numbers.

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