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## Zero is considered both a whole number and a rational number.

**Zero as a Whole Number**

In the set of whole numbers, zero is included along with all the positive integers (1, 2, 3, …). Whole numbers are the set {0, 1, 2, 3, …}, and zero is the starting point of this set.

**Zero as a Rational Number**

A rational number is any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction of two integers, where the denominator is not zero. Since zero can be expressed as the fraction 0/1, it fits the definition of a rational number.

So, in summary, zero is both a whole number and a rational number.

**zero is considered both a whole number and a rational number.**