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rational number

A number capable of being expressed as an integer or a quotient of integers, excluding zero as a denominator.
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rational number

(Mathematics) any real number of the form a/b, where a and b are integers and b is not zero, as 7 or 7/3
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ra′tional num′ber

a number that can be expressed exactly by a ratio of two integers.
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ra·tion·al 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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rational number - an integer or a fraction
real, real number - any rational or irrational number
fraction - the quotient of two rational numbers
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Although a possibility, that there exists a rational number of BECS hierarchical levels, can be ruled out; methods are presented.
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Proposition 7 Let x = p/q be a rational number such that gcd(p, q) = 1 and q [greater than or equal to] 4 then x [not member of] L.
As noted by Charalambous and Pitta-Pantazi (2007) the concept of part-whole partitioning takes up the bulk of the curriculum in younger grades, because it is critical to understanding other rational number concepts such as ratios, quotients, and measure.