quick math term question

<p>are - numbers whole numbers?</p>

<p>Whole numbers are things like -3, 0, 2, 8 and 2001239493828182 but not things like .5, the square root of two or 5^(1/3)</p>

<p>ok thanks!</p>

<p>No. Whole numbers don't include -</p>

<p>mm... yes it can...</p>

<p>They're whole numbers, as in not parts of a number. They definitely include negative numbers.</p>

<p>It's confusing to me too about whether negative numbers include whole numbers. In Study guides, it is said like POSITIVE integers are whole numbers but again check this link:
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_number%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whole_number&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>whole numbers do not include - numbers. its just 0, 1, 2.......</p>

<p>Rational #s: any number that can be expressed as a fraction
Integers: each negative # and its opposite (positive)
Whole Numbers: Zero and all positive numbers
Natural (counting) numbers: Positive #s only -NO zero</p>

<p>yep! that was helpful and I would agree too that whole numbers are zero and all +numbers.</p>