## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Algebraic Expressions, Real Numbers, and Interval Notation - Exercise Set - Page 14: 109

#### Answer

Rational numbers are numbers that can be expressed as a quotient (or ratio) of two integers, $q$ and $n$, $\frac{q}{n}$, where $n\ne0$.

#### Work Step by Step

Rational numbers are numbers that can be expressed as a quotient (or ratio) of two integers, $q$ and $n$, $\frac{q}{n}$, where $n\ne0$. In other words, when trying to figure out if a number is rational, we consider if we can turn the number into a fraction of two integers.

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