to which sets of numbers does the number belong?

-17

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An integer is simply a whole number (no fractions nor decimals). It's an integer.

A rational number is one that can be written as a simple fraction: -17=-17/1. It's a rational number.

A real number is any point on an infinitely long number line. It's a real number.

-17 is an integer, a rational number, and real number

i was pretty sure those were all correct!

A. integer, rational, and real

B. whole, integer, rational, real

C. whole, integer, real

D. raitonal, real

which is it? A?

It's a whole number as well, since it's not a fraction or decimal. Answer is B. Let me know if you have any questions :)

sooo..a whole number can be negative or positive? because i hear a whole is sometimes called a natural number which is positive integers and 0. now im confused:/

Hey, I apologize, some people consider negative numbers as whole numbers. But I'm assuming this is what you're teacher taught you:

Whole numbers: 0,1,2,3,4,5...... So -17 would not be a whole number then.

Natural numbers: 1,2,3,4,5..... So -17 would not be a natural number then.

Integers: ....-2,-1,0,1,2.....

gotcha! so whole numbers are positive numbers AND 0? or is 0 not included?

nevermind i see 0 is a whole but not natural, correct?

Whole numbers are positive and include 0. Natural numbers are positive and do not include 0.

natural numbers cant be decimals or fractions?

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