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# What natural numbers are whole numbers?

Updated: 9/23/2023

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The set of counting numbers is the positive integers. The set of whole numbers is the positive integers plus zero. The term "natural numbers" has been used interchangeably with both of those sets.

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The natural numbers form a proper subset of whole numbers so all natural numbers are whole numbers.

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### Do set of natural numbers contain sets of whole numbers?

No. Natural numbers are a subset of whole numbers. Negative numbers are whole numbers but not natural.

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### True or false Are all whole numbers are natural numbers?

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