# What is the difference between a whole number and an integer?

An integer is a number with no decimal or fractional part, from the set of negative and positive numbers, including zero.

Whole numbers include natural numbers (that begin from 1 onwards), along with 0.

## Answer: Whole numbers are a set of numbers that include all positive numbers along with 0, whereas, integers are numbers that include positive and negative numbers along with 0.

Let's understand the difference between a whole number and an integer.

**Explanation:**

Integers include negative numbers, positive numbers, and zero.

For example, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3

Whole numbers include only zero and positive numbers.

For example, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5