In mathematics, natural numbers are whole numbers starting with 1 and going upward. In some fields, the natural numbers start with 0 but, ultimately, natural numbers do not include negative numbers or fractions. More »

Including zero in the set of natural numbers is a matter over which mathematicians disagree. While Dictionary.com includes zero in the set of natural numbers, the University of Iowa specifies natural numbers as a set beg... More »

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A natural number is the sort of number that is commonly used for counting or basic arithmetic. They are positive whole numbers, such as one, two or three, and are used to denote quantities in everyday life. More »

Prime numbers are important in mathematics because they function as indivisible units and serve as the foundation of several mathematical disciplines. Because a prime number is a natural number greater than 1 that can on... More »

In mathematics, benchmark numbers are predefined numbers that assist in estimation of an unknown quantity. Benchmark numbers tend to be multiples of 5 or 10. More »

Given the logical underpinning of mathematics, an infinite range of numbers exist that are greater than 1 trillion. On a finite scale, however, the lowest number that is greater than 1 trillion is 1,000,000,000,001. The ... More »

In mathematics, the short word form is created by writing a large number using a combination of numbers and words. For instance, the short word form of 785,000 is 785 thousand. More »