The numbers are non human. I have this sentence where it uses whose to refer to the numbers. Is this sentence correct? If not, any suggestions?
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It's a good usage. See:
American Heritage Dictionary "whose" (2)
The definition has a long usage note about using "whose" as possessive of "which", referring to inanimate objects.