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# How are integers and rationals numbers different? Wiki User

2017-01-08 22:01:28

All integers are rational numbers, not all rational numbers are integers. Rational numbers can be expressed as fractions, p/q, where q is not equal to zero. For integers the denominator is 1.

5 is an integer, 2/3 is a fraction, both are rational. Wiki User

2017-11-27 13:49:56  Study guides

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## A number a power of a variable or a product of the two is a monomial while a polynomial is the of monomials

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2013-08-17 04:39:26

Integers consist of natural numbers(1, 2, 3,...), zero and the negative natural numbers(-1, -2, -3,...). 1, 2, 3 etc are positive integers and -1, 2, -3 etc are negative integers. Whereas rational numbers consist of integers as well as numbers in the form of p/q where p and q are integers and q is not equal to zero.

So the main difference formed is:-

Every integer is a rational number but every rational number is not an integer.   Wiki User

2017-01-08 22:01:28

Rational numbers can be written as a fraction integers include both positive and negative numbers.   Wiki User

2017-11-22 03:55:21

All integers are rational numbers, not all rational numbers are integers.   Wiki User

2017-11-21 15:57:15

An integer, in its simplest form as a rational number, must have a denominator of 1.   Earn +20 pts  