7.28.2010

In an order to name a next natural number, what number is necessary to be added to the natural number?

In an order to name a next natural number, to the present natural number it is necessary to add 1 (one, unit). Every subsequent natural number anymore than previous on unit. We will consider a few mathematical examples of decision of this task.

Example 1. Let we have a natural number 3 (three). What next natural number? For the receipt of answer we will add to the number 3 (three) a number 1 (one).

3 + 1 = 4

Answer: by a natural number, following by a natural number 3 (three) there will be a number 4 (four).

Example 2. a natural number is Given 16 (sixteen). What natural number following? We add to the number 16 (three) a number 1 (one) and we will get a right answer.

16 + 1 = 17

Answer: natural number 17 (seventeen) will be following by a natural number 16 (sixteen).

Example 3. What natural number does stand after a number 18 592 (eighteen thousands five hundred ninety two) in the natural row of numbers? To the number 18 592 (eighteen thousands five hundred ninety two) we add a number 1 (one) and we get a next number from the row of natural numbers.

18 592 + 1 = 18 593

Answer: number 18 593 (eighteen thousands five hundred ninety three) costs following by a number 18 592 (eighteen thousands five hundred ninety two) in the natural row of numbers.

A general formula for being of next natural number looks so (a plus one is evened b):

a + 1 = b

where а - is the set natural number
         b - next natural number

To check up the got result for the first 120 (one hundred twenty) natural numbers it is possible on the table of natural numbers.

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