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rational number
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rational number
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noun
Mathematics
.
a number that can be expressed exactly by a ratio of two
integers
.
Origin:
1900–05
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World English Dictionary
rational number
—
n
any real number of the form
a
/
b
, where
a
and
b
are integers and
b
is not zero, as 7 or 7/3
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
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Relevant Questions
How To Compare Rational Numbers
Why Every Real Number Is Not A Rational Number?
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What Is The Difference Between An Rational And Irrational Number?
How To Compare Rational Numbers
What Are The Geometrical Meanings For Rational Irrational And Transcendental Numbers?
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American Heritage
Science Dictionary
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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Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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Example sentences
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
.
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