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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.

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Q: How are counting and whole numbers the same?
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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!)