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Numbers greater than zero

  1. Oct 15, 2009 #1
    Is there a name for all numbers greater than zero?
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  3. Oct 15, 2009 #2


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    You need to be more specific. If you mean the integers greater than zero, these are called the natural numbers. If you mean real numbers greater than zero, then no, there is no special name for them.
  4. Oct 15, 2009 #3


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    just the use of the adjective positive: "positve reals"
  5. Oct 15, 2009 #4


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    Whether or not the natural numbers contains 0 is a matter of convention.

    My general impression is that the convention "0 is a natural number" is becoming standard.
  6. Oct 15, 2009 #5
    You can also call them the "positive integers".
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