Rational Numbers

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of rational numbers:

  • Rational numbers can be expressed as the ratio of two integers
    p q
    where q ≠ 0

  • Terminating decimals are rational numbers.

  • Repeating decimals are rational numbers.


Use the link below to further study examples of rational numbers.

Rational Numbers Activity


square root of 26

This is not a rational number. It cannot be written as the ratio of two integers, where the denominator is not equal to zero.

The decimal representation is neither a terminating decimal nor a repeating decimal.

TEKS: 6(2)(A), 8(2)(A)