Rational and Irrational Numbers

Asked by vandu207 | 28th May, 2009, 11:19: AM

Expert Answer:

 

Rational number:

The rational numbers can be expressed as terminating or recurring decimals i.e. in form p/q where q is non zero. Decimal fraction has denominator as 10 or a power of 10.

Irrational Numbers:
Numbers which are not rational are called irrational numbers. When expressed as decimals, they are non-terminating and non-recurring.
 
i.e., Irrational numbers cannot be put in the form
 
where and
 
are some examples of irrationals.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Answered by  | 30th May, 2009, 02:38: AM

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