Are natural numbers and positive numbers the same?

Natural Numbers:

  • The most basic and the first numbers that were used by man were the Counting Numbers.
  • These counting numbers from the set of Natural numbers.
  • Natural numbers $=$ {1, 2, 3, 4, 5.....}

Positive numbers :

  • Positive numbers are located to the right of zero on the number line.
  • Positive numbers can also include positive rational numbers like $\frac{2}{5},\frac{7}{2}$, etc whereas natural numbers do not have fractions or decimals.

Therefore, the positive Integers are the same as Natural numbers but not all positive numbers are Natural numbers. 


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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