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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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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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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.