# 10: Rational Numbers

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*The teacher announced that the class would be learning more about rational numbers. *

*An English major raised his hand and said that numbers weren’t rational After all; a number certainly couldn’t think let alone be rational! *

*‘The teacher said she didn’t mean that kind of rational. *

*Another student said she’d heard numbers could be rational; as well as irrational; but she didn’t think it
had anything to do with thinking. *

*The teacher agreed. The root in the word ‘rational’ is ratio”. A rational number is simply a number that can be written as the ratio of an integer and a nonzero integer. *

*Someone asked if that definition would be on the test, and if so, would it be on an English test or math test? *

*The teacher finally said that they were going to learn more about fractions today. *