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## About Whole Numbers

We use counting numbers in our daily lives, such as 1, 2, 3,â€¦..and so on. Thus, Whole numbers are all of the basic counting numbers plus 0. Zero is the smallest whole number. In whole numbers, 0 has no predecessor or preceding number. There is no such thing as the â€˜largestâ€™ whole number.

Negative numbers, decimals, and fractions are not whole numbers.

## Whole Number Symbol

The alphabet â€˜Wâ€™ in capital letters is used to represent whole numbers.

W = {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,â€¦}

As a result, the total number list includes 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,â€¦.**Remember:**

1. Real numbers include all whole numbers.

2. All natural numbers are whole numbers, but not the other way around.

3. Positive integers, including zero, are all whole numbers.

## Examples

Whole numbers are a collection of all the basic counting numbers and 0. It starts from 0 till Infinity. 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10â€¦

## Whole Numbers on Number Line

These numbers are easily visible on a number line because the number line, in general, represents integers from â€“ to +, and whole numbers are positive integers, including 0. A number line shows that the integers on the right side of 0 including 0 are all whole numbers, while the integers on the right side of 0 excluding 0 are all natural numbers. This graphic representation is the most effective way to demonstrate that all natural numbers are whole numbers but not vice versa.

## Video Explanation

##### FAQ: Whole Numbers

**Q1: Why 0 is a whole number?**

**Ans.** Zero is not a fraction or decimal of any number. It is neither positive nor negative. The rule of whole numbers applies to zero.

**Ans.** First nine whole numbers are >> W= (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

**Ans. **Smallest Whole Number is Zero.

Want to know about Real numbers, then please check this article â€“ Real Numbers Definition