## EXERCISE 2 A

QUESTION 1

**Fill in the blanks.**

**(i) The successor of the smallest whole number is ___**

**(ii) The predecessor of the smallest natural number is ___**

**(iii) Every whole number is not a ___ number.**

**(iv) Every whole number on the number line is ___ than every whole number on its left.**

**(v) The difference of two consecutive whole numbers is ___**

QUESTION 2

**Write three consecutive successors of 10999 ?**

Sol :

QUESTION 3

**Write three whole numbers just occurring before 20001 ?**

Sol :

QUESTION 4

**In the following pairs of numbers, state which whole number is on the right of the other on the number line. Also, write them with the appropriate sign (< , >) between them.**

**(i) 703 , 730**

Sol :

**(ii) 1753 , 1573**

Sol :

**(iii) 48932 , 8945**

Sol :

**(iv) 1002345 , 1000567**

Sol :

QUESTION 5

**Answer True (T) or False (F).**

**(i) The natural number 1 has no predecessor in natural numbers.**

**(ii) The whole number 23 lies between 21 and 22.**

**(iii) The predecessor of 1100000 is 1099999.**

**(iv) Zero is the smallest natural number.**

**(v) The successor of a 2-digit number is always a 3-digit number.**