# Is -3 a rational, irrational, natural, whole, integer or real number?

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#### Explanation:

**natural** or **whole** numbers (the terms are generally considered synonymous) are non-negative "counting numbers". Occasionally they are denoted by the symbol

**not** a **natural** or **whole** number.

**integers** are natural numbers extended to include negative versions of all the natural numbers (and

**Rational** numbers are numbers that can be expressed as a fraction or ratio of two integers. Rational numbers are denoted

Since **real number**.

**Irrational** numbers are numbers that can not be expressed as a ratio (or fraction) of two integers but could represent a linear distance.

**Real** numbers are a union of both **rational** and **irrational** numbers