# Difference between revisions of "Integer"

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An '''integer''' or '''whole number''' is a [[number]] broadly defined as a number that can be written without a fractional component. For example, 21, 4, 0, and −2048 are integers.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integer</ref> | An '''integer''' or '''whole number''' is a [[number]] broadly defined as a number that can be written without a fractional component. For example, 21, 4, 0, and −2048 are integers.<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integer</ref> | ||

− | Integers | + | Integers are typically easier to understand and represent to humans than non-integers, which sees their use in [[test statistics]]. |

[[Natural number]]s are a subset of integers. | [[Natural number]]s are a subset of integers. |

## Revision as of 11:27, 2 December 2020

An **integer** or **whole number** is a number broadly defined as a number that can be written without a fractional component. For example, 21, 4, 0, and −2048 are integers.^{[1]}

Integers are typically easier to understand and represent to humans than non-integers, which sees their use in test statistics.

Natural numbers are a subset of integers.