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Natural Numbers : They are the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. They are POSITIVE. 0 is not considered a natural number.

Whole numbers + : They are the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. They are POSITIVE AND 0. Negative numbers are NOT whole numbers.

Integers : They are ..., -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, ... They are all the whole numbers and their opposites. Fractions and decimals are NOT integers.

Rational numbers : They are all the integers, plus fractions and numbers with decimals.

In English, a DECIMAL is written as a point. So, whereas in French, you would write 3,41 in English, you would write 3.41