College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.1 - Real Numbers - R.1 Assess Your Understanding: 1

Answer

rational

Work Step by Step

The name "rational" comes from the word ratio. Rational numbers are numbers that can be written as the ratio of two integers (a and b). The ratio can be written as the fraction $\frac{a}{b}$. The second number, b, cannot be 0 for it to make sense.
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