What Is a Whole Number?
The whole numbers are the numbers:
Whole Numbers As Counting Numbers
Whole numbers can be used to count a whole number of objects or say whether there are no objects at all.
Note: Mathematicians usually call the numbers from 1 upwards (1, 2, 3...) counting numbers or natural numbers. If we include 0, this becomes the whole numbers.
Whole Numbers on the Number Line
The image below shows the whole numbers on the number line.
Note: The whole numbers are not found in between the numbers shown.