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No. Rational numbers are defined as fractions of whole numbers. Suppose we have two rational numbers A = m/n and B = p/q. Then their quotient is defined as A/B = (m*q) / (n*p). Since m,n,p and q are whole, the products m*q and n*p are whole as well, making A/B a rational number.

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