## anonymous 4 years ago is 4/2 a fraction or whole number????. explain!!!

1. ParthKohli

All whole numbers are fractions.

2. UnkleRhaukus

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3. ParthKohli

This is a whole number which can be written as a fraction.

4. anonymous

so what it basically is???

5. UnkleRhaukus

they way you have it written , 4/2 is a improper fraction, if you simplify , it is equivalent to a whole number

6. ParthKohli

A fraction is just some ratio, and in this case, we do have a ratio.

7. anonymous

so its improper fraction got it

8. ParthKohli

No, it's a whole number too.

9. anonymous

but thats after simplification

10. ParthKohli

That's like saying $$\rm \sqrt 4$$ is irrational but it becomes rational after simplification.

11. anonymous

this is rational any way

12. ParthKohli

and that is a whole number any way.

13. anonymous

@ParthKohli n how you say $\sqrt{4}$ is irrational??? its always rational