Learn and know what are called as ** non negative integers** in math. First time when we heard this, we think that it’s very easy to say

*what are non negative integers*.

In most of the cases, we will not take much attention on this topic because it has a simple answer. But believe it, the number of students saying the answer for what are **non negative integers** is quite high. So it is better to know and understand clearly about non negative integers.

**What are integers and how to define them?**

In math, we define integers as “the set of whole numbers (W) including the set of natural numbers are called as the integers”.

Examples:

-1, 9, 8, -4, -7, 0, 17,…………….all these numbers are integers.

**What does non negative integers mean?**

In integers, we have *non negative integers*. Generally, the meaning of non negative is positive. In that case, can we say **non negative integers are 1, 2, 3, 4,……………..?**

No, 1, 2, 3, 4…………….are not *non negative integers*. Something is missing here. What is zero (0) sign? Positive or negative. We can’t say exactly. Anything It may be positive or negative. If we want we can consider 0 as positive. So non negative integers starts with 0.

Therefore, the **set of non negative integers** are {0,1,2,3,4…………}

**FAQ’s on non negative integers:**

*What is the main difference between the positive integers and the non negative integers?*

Positive integers are 1, 2, 3,………………… and *non negative integers* are 0, 1,2,3…………….

**Why we need to know about non negative integers?**

While solving some problems, in some cases we may need to take *non negative integers*. So if you don’t know this concept, you can’t take exactly non negative integers.

**How many non negative integers are exist totally?**

The simple answer is “infinite”. There are infinite number of *non negative integers* exist.

**Can we say non negative integers are also called as whole numbers?**

Definitely, we can say. Whole numbers and * non negative integers* both are same.

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