Is there a term used to describe all number except the natural numbers?
Jun 8, 2016 #2 jedishrfu Mentor Insights Author 12,642 6,504 I don't think there's a term for this. I was thinking humorously unnatural numbers but alas this doesn't exist. One math website joked about it and said the nearest they could come to it were negative numbers... Wikipedia has a list of number types: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_types_of_numbers
I don't think there's a term for this. I was thinking humorously unnatural numbers but alas this doesn't exist. One math website joked about it and said the nearest they could come to it were negative numbers... Wikipedia has a list of number types: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_types_of_numbers
Jun 8, 2016 #3 Number Nine 806 23 Do you mean all real numbers except for the naturals? I suppose you'd denote it by ##\mathbb{R} \setminus \mathbb{N}##. There's really no notion of "all numbers" in mathematics, since "number" is mostly a colloquialism used to describe all kinds of unrelated things.
Do you mean all real numbers except for the naturals? I suppose you'd denote it by ##\mathbb{R} \setminus \mathbb{N}##. There's really no notion of "all numbers" in mathematics, since "number" is mostly a colloquialism used to describe all kinds of unrelated things.