## Rational and Irrational Numbers

A rational number is any number that can be written as a fraction, one whole number divided by another. are all rational.

Many decimals are rational too. If they only have so many decimal places then they are rational because they be written as something over 1 followed by some zeroes. For example 0.9786 is rational because Any number with a decimal expansion that repeats is also rational because for example We can write the shortest repeating fraction as that number divided by a number made up of so many nines. The number of nines is equal to the length of the pattern.

There are however, many examples of irrational numbers. are all irrational.

There are also simple rules to make more rational and irrational numbers      or No such similar rules exist for the sums, products or quotients of irrational numbers. They may be rational or irrational.

For example and are both irrational but which is rational and are both irrational but and Both of these examples return rational numbers. 