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# How are counting and whole numbers the same?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

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They are not. Counting numbers are a proper subset of whole numbers. Negative integers (-1, -2, -3 etc) are whole numbers but they are not counting numbers. Wiki User

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### Why does counting numbers and whole numbers desame?

Apart from poor spelling, this question is based on a fallacy. Counting numbers and whole numbers are NOT the same. For example, -3 is a whole number but it is not a counting number.

### How is counting with fractions the same as counting with whole numbers?

You don't "count with fractions". Counting is done with natural numbers.

### Are there the same amount of whole numbers as counting numbers?

no whole #'s include 0 and counting #'s don't include 0

### What is the relationship between counting numbers whole numbers integers and rational numbers?

Counting numbers are a proper subset of whole numbers which are the same as integers which are a proper subset of rational numbers.

### Are whole numbers always a counting numbers?

No. 0 and negative integers are whole numbers but they are not counting numbers.

### Are counting numbers always whole numbers?

Whole numbers include the number 0 and counting numbers do not.

### What is the difference between counting and whole numbers?

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### Are there the same amount of numbers in counting numbers as whole numbers?

Curiously enough, yes.For each non-zero counting number, N, there are two whole numbers, -N and N. And then there is zero. So the number of whole numbers is approximately double the number of counting numbers. However, the count of such numbers - the cardinality of both of the two sets - is "countably infinite" and the property of this infinite value is that multiplying it by any number still gives the same infinity!

### Is 3.7 a counting number?

No. Counting numbers are whole numbers.

### Are whole numbers counting numbers?

Yes, whole numbers are counting numbers.The term whole number does not have a consistent definition.Well the most used definition is "counting numbers along with zero".

### How does the set of counting numbers differ from the set of whole numbers?

The set of counting numbers is a proper subset of the whole number. The latter includes negative counting numbers. Also, there is no consensus as to whether 0 belongs to counting numbers or whole numbers.

### Are all counting numbers whole numbers?

Yes all counting numbers are whole numbers, but the reverse is not true (zero!)