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

Some examples of rational numbers are

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 :

Some examples of rational numbers are

Number | As a Fraction | Rational? |
---|---|---|

5 | 5/1 | Yes |

1.75 | 7/4 | Yes |

.001 | 1/1000 | Yes |

0.111... | 1/9 | Yes |

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.

*A link on how to*Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Rational Numbers.

~~Praveen!~~

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

commendable effort Praveen - keep it up :)

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