Rational Numbers

Concepts Related to Rational Numbers

You have studied fractional numbers in your earlier classes. Some examples of fractional numbers are.

These numbers are also known as **rational numbers.**

What comes first to your mind when you hear the word **rational?**

Yes,you are right. It is something related to the ratios.

The ratio 4:5 can be written as**, **which is a rational number. In ratios, the numerator and denominator both are positive numbers while in rational numbers, they can be negative also.

Thus, rational numbers can be defined as follows.

“Any number which can be expressed in the form , where p and q are integers and, is c… |

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