difference between rational and irrational numbers with basic ideas and why irrational cannot be written in the form of p by q

Asked by Rony Joseph | 20th Jul, 2013, 05:59: PM

Expert Answer:

The numbers which can be represented in the form of p/q whereq is not zero and p and q are integers are called Rational numbers. The numbers which are not rational are called irrational numbers. 
Rational numbers always have finite number of digits or repeating digits after the decimal point whereas each irrational number has infinite number of digits after the decimal point and these digits never follow any pattern. 

Answered by  | 20th Jul, 2013, 06:19: PM

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