These numbers are either whole numbers or the negatives of whole numbers. They are called ______.
a) Natural Numbers
b) Whole numbers
Answer: Option (c) Integers are either whole numbers or the negatives of whole numbers.
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Let's see all the given options in detail
Natural Numbers: The set of natural numbers includes only the positive integers, i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, …
Thus, the natural numbers are positive integers.
Whole Numbers: Whole Numbers are the set of natural numbers along with the number 0, i.e., 0, 1, 2, 3, …
Thus, the whole numbers are positive integers including zero.
Integers: The natural numbers that can be positive, negative, or zero, i.e., 0, 1, −1, 2, −2, 3, −3, 4, …
Thus, an integer is a number with no decimal or fractional part, from the set of negative and positive numbers, including zero.
Thus, a fraction represents equal parts of a whole or a collection.
Now, we can easily say that only integers are either whole numbers or the negatives of whole numbers.
Thus, only integers are the numbers that represent the negative of the whole number, so it is the right answer.