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Given "n", a natural number.

- What number is the next consecutive natural number to "n"?

- Would the answer be 2?

Natural numbers are all the integers > 0. The notation "n" just refers to any one particular number in this large set. The sequence of integers are separated by 1, and although the "n" notation doesn't specifiy an actual value, like 5, 103 or -15, the properties of the numbers in the sequence can be specified symbolically so that, for n = a number in the sequence, the next consecutive number would be n +1. If n = 5, then n + 1 = 6.

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