what is the actual meaning of real numbers? how do they differ from whole numbers and rational numbers? please explain.

Asked by Arkajyoti Banerjee | 19th May, 2014, 11:39: PM

Expert Answer:

The numbers from 1, 2, 3, 4, ...are called natural numbers.
The numbers from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, .... are called whole numbers.
The numbers ...-4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 are called integers.
The numbers of the form p over q comma space q not equal to 0, where p and q are integers are called rational numbers.
The numbers which cannot be represented as p over q comma space q not equal to 0 are called irrational numbers.
The numbers described above are called real numbers.
Consider the following figure.
Thus, real numbers is the set of all numbers that includes, natural numbers, whole numbers, integers, rational numbers and irrational numbers.

Answered by Vimala Ramamurthy | 20th May, 2014, 09:42: AM