Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.4 The Irrational Numbers - Exercise Set 5.4 - Page 298: 86


A rational number can be expressed as a fraction with nonzero denominator while an irrational number cannot be expressed as a fraction.

Work Step by Step

A rational number is any number that can be expressed as a quotient of any two integers (or as a fraction whose denominator is nonzero) while an irrational number cannut be expressed as a quotient of two integers.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.