Whole Numbers


To define whole number, we say that the Natural Numbers with the number zero are called whole numbers. All the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 . . . up to infinite are called as whole numbers. We say that we use Whole Numbers to measure certain units. It can be used to measure the speed, velocity, weight, length and other such units. If we look at the whole numbers, we say that all the whole numbers can have their successors, which we can get by adding 1 to the previous number. Any of the largest number can have its successor as the whole number. All numbers can have its predecessor, except a whole number zero. As we know that zero is the smallest whole number, so if we subtract one from the smallest number zero, then we could not get the successor of the whole number zero as the whole number itself. All measuring scales have a series of whole numbers made on it.

If we draw the whole numbers on the number line we observe that the further is the number from a point zero, the larger is the number. So we can use a number line to represent the whole numbers and we can easily compare the two numbers on the number line. As we write two whole numbers say 345 and 456, we observe that when we plot two whole numbers on the number line, we get 345 is closer to the number zero and  456 is further from the  point zero. So we say that the whole number 456 is greater than whole number 345. This is all about whole number definition.


Whole Numbers Basics

Whole numbers basics help us to understand the concept of the number system, which includes the series of the numbers including 0, 1, 2…... up to infinite. We say that the number zero is the smallest of the Whole Numb...Read More

Whole Number Addition

Whole numbers are counting numbers starting from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 …. . Addition of two Whole Numbers will always give whole number which is Closure property of Whole Numbers

For addition of whole numbers we hav...Read More

History of whole Numbers

The History Of Whole Numbers dates back to ancient times, the counting of objects was done with the help of stones and pebbles. The concept of counting and the use of numbers were started with the introduction of tally marks in 30,000 BC. The concept of tally marks was updated to the number system and it was modified between 3400 BC and 3100 BC.

Going back...Read More

Whole Number Subtraction

Subtraction is opposite of the addition operation. In addition we add two numbers but in subtraction we find the difference. Subtraction helps us in getting the remaining balance after subtracting one number fro...Read More

Whole Number Multiplication

We will first understand the definition of whole numbers to understand the concept of multiplication of whole numbers

Definition of Whole numbers states that counting numbers starting from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 …...Read More

Whole Number Division

Whole Numbers are counting numbers with 0 included in whole number series. It cannot be in the form of a fraction or decimal values. Some part of the decimal number is also whole number. Division is reverse operati...Read More

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