Posted by Denis Borris on October 28, 2002 at 22:47:35:
In Reply to: Re: help!!!!!-ratoinal numbers (pre-algebra) posted by MathBard on October 28, 2002 at 22:26:21:
: : i need help obviously!!! i just don't get rational numbers!
: Can you be more specific? That is an extremely broad topic!!!
: Here are a few things that might help until then.
: Basically, a rational number is a number that is NOT an irrational number. I KNOW... ...DUH!!
: On Pre_algebra level, you really only need to know two kinds of irrational numbers; 1) a fraction with 0 as the denominator. 2) a non-terminating decimal--which should not be confused with a repeating decimals. Repeaters repeat(the same numbers in a redundant pattern)!
: So, a rational numbers is ALMOST everything else.
: The mathnerds that congregate here will know exceptions to this... but they MIGHT not interject them here because they are racing each other to arrange their balls into 4 rows that make a difference!!!!
: one more tip... when a Pre-algebra textbook mentions rational numbers, It is usually referring to fractions and decimals. Even though rational numbers include intergers and stuff!!
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