"This sentence seems unclear/confusing?"


by Eric Bruylant Jul 7 2016

A whole number is an intuitive concept of a number that is not fractional\. There are three different definitions of the whole numbers, whose usage depends heavily on the author:

This sentence seems unclear/confusing?


Joe Zeng

I'm meaning to write there, "different authors have wildly different conventions about what constitutes a whole number". How could that be made clearer?

Eric Bruylant

hmm.. I did parse that from it, it's maybe fine as-is. I think the thing is "whose" feeling personal, when it's referring to something not owned by a person? I think I'd write something like

"It may refer to one of three distinct mathematical objects, depending on the author:"