**What are counting numbers? **

The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, . . . . . . . . . . . . . are called counting numbers. Whenever we count number of items like, number of pens, pencils, books, houses, etc, we start counting from 1 and then proceed with 2, 3, 4,............ Therefore, these numbers are called counting numbers of natural numbers.

#### Example 1: How many roses are there in the following picture?

When we count we find that there are

**10 Roses** in the above picture.

#### Example 2: How many stars are there in the following figure.

By counting from 1, we find that there are

**6 stars **in the above figure.