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Throughout my Algebra classes, the definition of whole numbers were inconsistent. First, I was taught that the whole numbers were a subset of real numbers including all natural numbers and zero (non-negative integers), then, I was told that whole numbers included all integers (...-3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3...).

Is there a universally accepted definition of the set of whole numbers?

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# Whole Numbers as a Set

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