Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter P - Section P.1 - Algebraic Expressions, Mathematical Models, and Real Numbers - Exercise Set - Page 20: 149


False. Every whole number is an integer but only some integers are whole numbers.

Work Step by Step

The set of whole numbers includes 0 and natural numbers. The set of integers includes the negatives of natural numbers and whole numbers. An example of an integer not being a whole number is -5. -5 is an integer since it is a negative of a natural number but it is not a whole number because it is not 0 or a natural number. An example of a whole number being an integer is 8. 8 is a natural number and the set of whole numbers and integers includes natural numbers.
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