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