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# Whole Numbers

## Definition of Whole Numbers

The numbers in the set {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, . . . . } are called whole numbers.

In other words, whole numbers is the set of all counting numbers plus zero.

Whole numbers are not fractions, not decimals.
Whole numbers are non-negative integers

### Solved Example on Whole Numbers

#### Ques: Annual revenues of three companies are \$4,234,223, \$6,246,234 and \$2,234,233. Which of them is the least?

##### Choices:
• A. \$2,234,233
• B. \$4,234,223
• C. \$6,246,234

#### Solution:

• Step 1: To compare numbers, begin with the greatest place and compare the digits
• Step 2:[Write the whole numbers one below the other to compare the digits in the corresponding places.]
4 2 3 4 2 2 3
6 2 4 6 2 3 4
2 2 3 4 2 3 3
• Step 3: 2 million is less than 4 millions and 6 million. [Digits in the millions place.]
• Step 4: So, 2,234,233 is less than 4,234,223 and 6,246,234
• Step 5: Revenue of \$2,234,233 is the least among the given

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