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  • 4 years ago

Why is -4 not a whole number?

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  1. anonymous
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    -4 is a whole number......

  2. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    That's what I thought. but I'm doing an exam correction sheet and thw question asks which nuber set does -4 not belong to? and the answer was "whole numer". I'm supposed to explain why it's not. so I'm confused.

  3. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    huh.......well I even looked up what a whole number is and it said that a whole number is anything greater than or equal to one, without any decimals.....and that it can be positive or negative.

  4. anonymous
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    Then I'm not sure how to correct this question. Thank's for your help.

  5. anonymous
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    :) I'm sorry that I couldn't be of any more help....good luck!!

  6. amistre64
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    -4 is an integer whole numbers are 1 and up

  7. amistre64
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    err, 0 and up ... i recall zero being a hole number so ... yeah

  8. amistre64
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    1,2,3,... naturals by some standards 0,1,2,3,... whole numbers (or naturals by other standards) ...,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,.... integers

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