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WHOLE NUMBER

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.

More About Whole Numbers

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


Video Examples: Whole Numbers - An Introduction


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

Correct Answer: A

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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