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Topic: Why Is Zero A Rational Number?
Replies: 6   Last Post: Oct 1, 2001 9:11 PM

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 Cassie Weed Posts: 2 Registered: 12/6/04
Why Is Zero A Rational Number?
Posted: Sep 30, 2001 5:14 PM

Hello,

I've been studying about the real number system this weekend, and there's
something I don't quite understand.

My notes define a rational number as a number which can be written as a ratio
of two integers, where the denominator is not zero.

So, if the denominator cannot be zero, (because division by zero is impossible
and undefined, correct?), then how can zero be written as a ratio of two
integers?

Any insight on this will be appreciated. Thanks.

Cassie

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Date Subject Author
9/30/01 Cassie Weed
9/30/01 Charlie Dick
9/30/01 Ronnie Wexler
10/1/01 Charlie Dick
10/1/01 C. McGinnis
10/1/01 Jason Davis
10/1/01 Alexander Bogomolny