## Can negative numbers be natural numbers?

The natural numbers (or counting numbers) are the fundamental mathematical set on which all other arithmetic is based.

They do not include negative numbers.

(The set of integers provides negative numbers.).

## Are natural numbers positive or negative?

In mathematics, a natural number is either a positive integer (1, 2, 3, 4, …) or a non-negative integer (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, …). The former definition is generally used in number theory, while the latter is preferred in set theory and computer science.

## Why is not a natural number?

The whole numbers are the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and so on (the natural numbers and zero). Negative numbers are not considered “whole numbers.” All natural numbers are whole numbers, but not all whole numbers are natural numbers since zero is a whole number but not a natural number.

## What kind of number is negative 1?

Integers are like whole numbers, but they also include negative numbers … but still no fractions allowed! We can put that all together like this: Integers = { …, −4, −3, −2, −1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, … }

## Is negative 2 a natural number?

Natural numbers are all numbers 1, 2, 3, 4… They are the numbers you usually count and they will continue on into infinity. Whole numbers are all natural numbers including 0 e.g. 0, 1, 2, 3, 4… Integers include all whole numbers and their negative counterpart e.g. …