# Whole Numbers

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Whole numbers are the natural or counting numbers (1, 2, 3 and so on through infinity) plus the number zero.

The number zero is a relatively recent innovation. There is no Roman Numeral zero, for example. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0_%28number%29#History for more details.

Add the zero to the counting numbers and you have whole numbers.

See Natural Numbers.

For Study Guide, see: Math 034 Unit 1 Study Guide

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