# Talk:Whole numbers

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**Talk:Whole numbers**as edited by BRichtigen (Talk | contribs) at 17:51, 19 November 2008. This URL is a permanent link to this version of this page.**Whole numbers** are defined differently by various mathematicians, have a look here. We should - perhaps - include the same advice as WolframMathWorld does: "*Due to lack of standard terminology, the following terms are recommended in preference to "counting number," "natural number," and "whole number."*"

set | name | symbol |
---|---|---|

..., -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, ... | integers | |

1, 2, 3, 4, ... | positive integers | |

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, ... | nonnegative integers | |

0, -1, -2, -3, -4, ... | nonpositive integers | |

-1, -2, -3, -4, ... | negative integers |

Personally, I view the whole numbers as , but try to avoid the term, and use the term integer instead... --BRichtigen 16:51, 19 November 2008 (EST)