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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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Etienne Gilson explains that the "prime mover of the Aristotelian [eternal] universe" Aquinas regarded as "also its supreme god," an abstract principle, and humans as individual rational animals (God 32).
Taking into consideration past studies, it appears that the major source of misalignment between the two testing systems occurs within the content areas of Integers and Rationals, Trigonometry and Graphing.
Applies David Keirsey's theories of temperament to "Birth-mark" in order "to get students to understand lessons in forming successful pair bonds." Keirsey defines four categories of temperament: "Guardians, Artisans, Idealists, and Rationals." Georgiana, as an Idealist, "must be able to pursue the true self " while the Rational Aylmer "prize[s] knowledge and power over nature." Each character engages in his/her own "Pygmalion Project," trying to change the other to meet his/her ideal.
Finally, F has a linear ordering relation <, such that the elements of F > 0 are related to those < 0 as the positive rationals are related to the negative ones.
A Detroit band called The Rationals took a stab at it in 1966, but the recording lacked the punch that Franklin brought.
x ([r.sup.n]D) with radii [r.sub.1], ..., [r.sup.n] < 1 and such that log [r.sup.1], ..., log [r.sup.n] are linearly independent over the rationals. The eigenfunction equation implies:
"Rationals" are abstract thinkers who like to invent, explore and organize.
Now, each subset of [[omega].sub.0] can be made to correspond with a sequence of rational numbers defining a real (Cantor has shown that the rationals are denumerable, so we assume such a denumeration has taken place and correlate each subset of natural numbers with a subset of the rationals).
Aleph-one counts all the real numbers--the rationals plus the irrationals such as pi and the square root of z.
Keirsey (1998) places personality types into four primary categories with each containing four subtypes: Guardian (Supervisor, Inspector, Provider, Protector); Artisans (Promoter, Crafter, Performer, Composer); Idealists (Teacher, Counselor, Champion, Healer); and Rationals (Fieldmarshal, Mastermind, Inventor, Architect).