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Integers are WHOLE numbers, like 3, 18, 34, and 256. Rational numbers are any numbers which can be expressed as a ratio of two integers - 3/4 is a rational number. 124.45 is a rational number. In other words, rational numbers INCLUDE all integers. Fractions are Rational numbers.


The natural number line starts at 1, and goes up by 1 each time. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...
The whole number line includes the natural, but starts at 0. 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...
The integer number line includes the whole number line, but adds its negative counterparts. ...-5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...
The rational number line includes the integer number line, but includes fractions (where the numerator is an integer and denominator is a non-zero integer.) ...-1, -1/2, 0, 1/2, 1...
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