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Difference between whole number and natural number?

Integers start from minus infinity,plus numbers that go on forever. Natural numbers start from scratch plus goes forever. Therefore, natural numbers become a subset of integers. Integers={...,-1,0,1,...] and Naturel Numbers={0,1,2,...}

Some mathematicians start from 1 of natural numbers. Other mathematicians start from natural numbers 0.This has always been a matter of debate


In basic mathematics the difference between whole numbers and natural numbers is minimal, but crucial for use in accounting operations, or that require the function of counting, as well as in operations of a different nature.

Those that are mentioned with the name of integers are defined precisely as those that are used to count elements of any type (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ...). There is a wide debate to date about whether zero (0) is a whole number or not, given that its nature is precisely to define the absence of numbers.

On the other hand, the natural numbers are the integers and the negative numbers, therefore all the numbers are included (-8, -7, -6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ...). Is zero a whole number? The debate persists in this field without a definitive mathematical explanation.