There are six common sets of numbers.

Natural (Counting) Numbers:

Whole Numbers: Natural Numbers and

Integers:

Rational Numbers: Integers, Fractions, and Terminating or Repeating Decimals

Irrational Numbers: Non Terminating or Non Repeating Decimals

Real Numbers: Rational Numbers and Irrational Numbers

Determine which sets the number fits into.

Integers, Rational Numbers, Real Numbers

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