Rational Number

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Rational Number

Any number that can be expressed as a quotient of two integers. For example, one-tenth is a rational number because it can be expressed as 1/10.
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For example, Rationals overwhelmingly cite family gatherings as the most stressful holiday activity.
Cantor was able to show that aleph-one, the next higher number to aleph-zero, counted sets that could not be put into one-to-one correspondence with the rational numbers.
Its authority is not traditional or charismatic, it is purely rational.
This model clearly is useful, if only because it accurately places the author as a Rational, who likes models but challenges their validity.
and, for a pair (a/c, b/d) of rationals satisfying ad - bc = -1, denote by S(a/c, b/d) the intersection of B \ F with the vertical strip {(a/c) [less than or equal to] x [less than or equal to] (b/d)}.
Rationals also make up 5 to 15 percent of the population.
as a rational construction that could only be understood by reason" (Grant 197).
While rational consumers place considerable importance on the technical information concerning a particular product, emotional consumers are more interested in the brand associated with the product.
Let K = R, the set of real numbers; let A be the set of rational numbers; and let B be the set of irrationals such that x [member of] B if and only if x = p + [pi]/k for some rational p and some positive integer k.