Rational and Irrational Numbers

What makes a number irrational?

Irrational numbers

    can NOT be written as a fraction.
  • The following decimals will go on foreover and can not be written as either a repeating decimal, a fraction, or a whole number.
Rational numbers

    CAN be written as a fraction.
  • Repeating Decimals Click for a proof of why a repeating decimal is a rational number

  • Whole Numbers

  • Fractions