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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Kihara, On the rank of the elliptic curves with a rational point of order 4, Proc.
Dedekind's [section] II is entitled "Comparison of the Rational Numbers with the Points of a Straight Line", and begins with the observation that the points on a line have order properties corresponding exactly to order properties (already enumerated in his [section] I) of the system Q of rational numbers.
One can easily imagine school principals coming out of the guardian or combination artisan group, science and math teachers emerging from the rationals type, physical education teachers and coaches as artisans and counselors as idealists.
The entire rational effort' of this orientation 'is to dispose of a matheme of the indiscernible, which brings forth in thought the innumerable parts that cannot be named as separate from the crowd of those which--in the myopic eyes of language--are absolutely identical to them' (BE 283).
It counts all rational numbers--the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, .
NBD Performance 4 Keirsey Temperaments Number Total Number (Independent Variables) Analysts Projects "SP" Artisans (Sensory-Perceivers) 6 11 "SJ" Guardians (Sensory-Judging) 22 63 "NT" Rationals (Intuitive-Thinking) 33 167 "NF" Idealists (Intuitive-Feeling) 8 26 Totals 69 267 Dependent Variables (Reported per Analyst) 4 Keirsey Temperaments # NBD (Independent Variables) Profit Analyses "SP" Artisans (Sensory-Perceivers) $0.
The gist of this idea will be familiar to those who know Dedekind's construction of the reals from the rationals.
We eat to escape, to fulfill, to console, to belong, to defy, out of boredom--the list goes on and on--the poet tells us more about our rationals for eating than any of us are likely to wish to know.
Let Z, Q, and R denote the sets of integers, rationals, and reals, respectively.
1997] mention that "in fact, any infinite set with a total ordering can serve as the absolute time; reals, rationals, and integers are examples.