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rational number

noun, Mathematics
1.
a number that can be expressed exactly by a ratio of two integers.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • Any integer, finite decimal, or repeating decimal is a rational number.
  • If his idea works, you can pair up every rational number with a counting number.
  • Examines the use of a ratio table for developing students' conceptual understanding of rational number.
British Dictionary definitions for rational number

rational number

noun
1.
any real number of the form a/b, where a and b are integers and b is not zero, as 7 or 7/3
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rational number  
A number that can be expressed as an integer or a quotient of integers. For example, 2, -5, and 1/2 are rational numbers.
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