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State whether the following statement is true or false. Give reason.
Every whole number is a natural number. ___
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## QuestionMathsClass 9

State whether the following statement is true or false. Give reason.
Every whole number is a natural number. ___

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## Solution

As we know, the natural number contains all positive integers starting from $$1$$ to infinity.Thus, natural numbers are $$1, 2, 3, 4, 5……………..$$and so on.
And, whole numbers contain all positive integers starting from $$0$$to infinity.Thus, whole number is $$0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5………………$$ and so on. We can see $$0$$ is the whole number but not the natural number.
Now, we can say a natural number contains all whole numbers except zero$$(0)$$. So, natural numbers cannot contain all whole numbers. Thus,it is false that every whole number is a natural number.