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# What is difference between fractional and rational numbers?

Updated: 11/5/2022

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All rational numbers are fractional but all fractional numbers are not rational.

For example, pi/2 is fractional but not rational.

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### How does rational number different from fractional number?

There is no difference. Rational numbers are numbers that can be written as a fraction. Irrational numbers cannot be expressed as a fraction.

### How are rational number different from fractional and whole number?

The set of rational numbers is the union of the set of fractional numbers and the set of whole numbers.

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Yes.

### What is the difference between rational exponents and integer exponents?

"Integer" means whole numbers, such as 5, 3, or -2; "rational" means fractional numbers (with whole numbers for the numerator and denominator), such as 1/2, -2/3, etc. This also includes whole numbers.

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Yes, it is.

### What is a group of rational numbers?

A rational number is a number that can be expressed in fractional form.

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### How is the distance between two rational numbers related to their difference?

Directly. Their difference IS the difference between them.

### What is the difference between rational numbers and fractional numbers?

A fraction is a ratio of two numbers. Fractions are typically ratios of integers (where the denominator is not zero), which makes them "rational." The root word of rational is ratio. You could have pi/2, or sqr(2)/2, both of which are fractions that are NOT rational.

### What is the difference between rational and irrational in math?

Rational numbers are numbers that can be written as a fraction. Irrational numbers cannot be expressed as a fraction.