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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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