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# What is the difference between integers and counting numbers?

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The counting numbers are {1, 2, 3, ...}. The integers are the counting numbers, their opposites (-1, -2, ...) and zero. So they are {..., -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, ...}. Wiki User

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### What is the difference between the set of whole numbers and the sets of counting numbers?

The set of counting (natural) numbers is the set of all positive integers, while the set of whole numbers is the set of all positive integers included zero.

### Are integers counting numbers?

No- not exactly. Negative integers are not counting numbers. Positive integers are identified with counting numbers. Many authors like to start with zero as a counting number.

### 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.

### What is 1 through 100?

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### Where are the integers on a number line?

If you have drawn a number line counting in whole numbers, the integers are those whole number points. Any decimal numbers in between are not integers.

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### What is a another name for counting numbers?

Natural numbers or integers are other names for counting numbers.

### Are whole numbers always a counting numbers?

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

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

The term "whole number" is somewhat ambiguous. It MAY refer to integers; or it MAY refer only to non-negative integers ("counting numbers").

### Narutal numbers may be called integers?

Yes. Natural numbers are the counting numbers we use. Integers however contains also the negative values. So yes, natural numbers are integers, but the converse is not true though: integers are counting numbers is false.

### Are all negative numbers counting numbers?

Negative numbers are not counting numbers. Counting numbers are the integers starting with 1 and then 2 and so forth.