Rational numbers are fractions or their opposites. is a rational number. Show this by writing it in the form , where a and b are integers. <

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Rational numbers are fractions or their opposites. is a rational number. Show this by writing it in the form , where a and b are integers.

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niczorrrr 2 months 2021-09-01T07:54:13+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0

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    2021-09-01T07:55:42+00:00

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    Step-by-step explanation:

    A rational number is one that can be expressed in form a of a fraction whereby both the numerator and the denominator are integers.

    Also, if it results in a recurring decimal it is still a rational number but if the decimal is not recurring, then it is not a rational number.

    Now, for example let’s consider the number 5.

    It is a rational number because it can be expressed as; 5/1; 10/2; 20/4; -5/-1 e.t.c

    Now, the opposite of these fractions like we are told to check in the question results in;

    1/5; 2/10; 4/20; -1/-5;

    The opposite will give us still a rational number because both numerator and denominator are still integers and also the value of the division is 0.2 which is a definite decimal and also can be expressed as an integer.

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