Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mathematics Definition on Rational Numbers by ~~~~Praveen~~~~

A rational number is a number that can be written as a simple fraction eg. a ratio

Some examples of rational numbers are


NumberAs a FractionRational?
55/1Yes
1.757/4Yes
.0011/1000Yes
0.111...1/9Yes






Numbers like the square root of two are not rational numbers because it cannot  be  converted into a fraction.






The formal defention of rational numbers is : A rational number is a number that can be in the form p/q
where p and q are integers and q is not equal to zero.


~~Praveen!~~

sources :http://www.mathsisfun.com/rational-numbers.html

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