**Whole numbers :**

- The numbers that consist of group of numbers starting with 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...... and so on, one called whole numbers.
- Whole numbers don't include any fractional, decimal or negative parts.

Ex. \(5.5,\ \dfrac{4}{2}, \; -2,\;4\dfrac{1}{3}\) are not whole numbers.

**Natural numbers :**

- The numbers that consist of group of numbers starting with 1, 2, 3, 4, ..... and so on, are called natural numbers.

Ex : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ..... are natural numbers.

- The set of natural numbers is denoted by N.

N = {1, 2, 3, 4, .....}

- Natural numbers don't include any fractional, decimal or negative parts.

Ex : \(15.2,\;\dfrac{11}{2},\;-4,\;-\dfrac{18}{4}\) are not natural numbers.

**Difference between natural numbers and whole numbers**

Whole numbers start with zero(0) and natural numbers start with one (1).