NeedHelpQuick546 one year ago Help! Is √36 a rational number? I think it is because 6*6 = 36 but i want to be sure

1. myininaya

you are saying sqrt(36) is therefore 6 and 6 is 6/1 6 is an integer 1 is an integer Do you know what the definition of rational number is?

2. myininaya

I would like to know need's definition of rational number

3. myininaya

If you are going to say the answer, at least give an explanation of why you are saying it is that answer.

4. destinistmyers

A rational number usually only has one number and not a whole bunch of number

5. destinistmyers

Numbers*

6. PTVisME

Any number that can be made by dividing one integer by another that is the defenition

7. myininaya

A rational number is any number that can be expressed as an integer divided by an integer.

8. myininaya

of course the bottom integer cannot be zero

9. myininaya

5/3 is a rational 6/7 is a rational 3/5 is a rational 7/6 is a rational 1 is a rational (ex, 1/1) 0 is a rational (ex, 0/1) -5 is a rational -1/5 is a rational sqrt(2) is not a rational

10. NeedHelpQuick546

thanks

11. myininaya

also another example is .5525 because this can be expressed as 5525/10000 which is also an integer over an integer so .5525 is a rational also

12. NeedHelpQuick546

thank you so much! you helped a lot