Class 6 Maths Whole Numbers Predecessor and Successor

Predecessor and Successor

Predecessor

The number which comes before the given number is known as predecessor.

Since 0 is the first whole number it does not have predecessor which is a whole number.

Number

Predecessor

20

19

1000

999

1599

1598

 

Successor

The number which comes after the given number is knows as successor.

Number

Successor

0

1

99

100

1999

2000

 

Question: Which of the following statements are true (T) and which are false (F)?

  1. The successor of a two digit number is always a two digit number.
  2. 400 is the predecessor of 399.

Solution:

  1. False, The successor of 99 is 100 which is a 3 digit number.
  2. False, 398 is the predecessor of 399.

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