# These numbers are either whole numbers or the negatives of whole numbers. They are called ______.

# a) Natural Numbers

# b) Whole numbers

# c) Integers

# d) Fractions

A basic division of numbers can be done into two basic categories, which are rational and irrational numbers.

## Answer: Option (c) Integers are either whole numbers or the negatives of whole numbers.

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**Explanation:**

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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.

Fractions: A fraction can be a portion or section of any quantity out of a whole, where, the whole can be any number. All fractions consist of a numerator and a denominator. eg - 1/2, 2/7, 13/55

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.

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