Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.5 Real Numbers and Their Properties; Clock Addition - Exercise Set 5.5 - Page 308: 5



Work Step by Step

0 is a whole number that is not a natural number because the natural numbers start at 1 and go to infinity in whole number increments. Natural numbers are symbolized like this: N = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...} Whole numbers start at 0 and then proceed just like the natural numbers. 0 is the only whole number that is not also a natural number.
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