## ohhsnapitsgabbyy Group Title ***** How would you convince a fellow student that the number 0.57 is a rational number? one year ago one year ago

1. lgbasallote Group Title

do you know what a rational number means?

2. ohhsnapitsgabbyy Group Title

yes

3. ohhsnapitsgabbyy Group Title

?

4. bahrom7893 Group Title

57/100

5. bahrom7893 Group Title

quotient of 2 integers.

6. ohhsnapitsgabbyy Group Title

how would you explain it though?

7. bahrom7893 Group Title

Rational numbers are numbers that can be written as a quotient of two integers.

8. CheetahBooks1 Group Title

first, 0.57 stops and doesn't go on and on with no pattern at all. then, 0.57 can be represented as a fraction-57/100!

9. ohhsnapitsgabbyy Group Title

oh okkk!

10. bahrom7893 Group Title

For example, 1, 2 (1/1, 2/1) 0.8597 => 8597/10000

11. ohhsnapitsgabbyy Group Title

okkkk thanks so much you guys

12. CheetahBooks1 Group Title

np

13. calculusfunctions Group Title

A rational number is a ratio of two integers such that the second term of the ratio does not equal zero. Rational Number:$\left\{ \frac{ a }{ b }|b \neq0 \right\}$where a and b are both integers. Any rational number may be expressed as either terminating or repeating decimal number.

14. calculusfunctions Group Title

@ohhsnapitsgabbyy so based on this, do you think that 0.57 is rational? Why or why not?