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A whole number belongs to the set of integers that are equal to or greater than zero. For example, the set of numbers {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...} contains all of the whole numbers.

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The history of whole numbers is as old as the concept of counting itself, but the first written whole numbers appeared between 3100 and 3400 B.C. Prior to that time, whole numbers were written as tally marks, and there are records of tally marks denoting whole numbers t...

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Examples of whole numbers include zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10 and so forth. Whole numbers are all of the counting numbers, plus zero. These numbers are not fractional, decimals or negative.

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Negative numbers are not considered whole numbers. Whole numbers are all the positive integers and the number zero. They do not include any fractions or decimals.

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The only difference between natural numbers and whole numbers is that a zero is included when mentioning whole numbers. Both natural and whole numbers are positive integers and, therefore, don't have any fraction or decimal part.

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The smallest whole number is zero. The set of whole numbers includes all natural numbers and the number 0. There is not a largest whole number, as the set of whole numbers is infinite.

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In math, zero is part of the set of whole numbers. The whole numbers include all of the natural numbers, or positive counting numbers, plus the number zero. The whole numbers do not include any of the negative numbers.