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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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What is the difference between an irrational number and an integer?

A irrational number is a fractional number that can go on for ever without repeating units like pi π 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078

What is the difference between whole number and integer?

The term whole number does not have a consistent definition   A whole no. is a number which can not be written in negative or in fraction   ex. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,.......

What is the difference between a number and an integer?

The group of integers consists of all whole numbers and their opposites. So, integers are... -2, -1, 0, 1, 2... However, 4/5, square root of 7, and Pi are all numbers, just no

Can a number be a rational number and not an integer?

Yes, just look at decimals. Note: integers are a subset of rational numbers.

What is the difference between real numbers and integers?

  A basic answer that is not technically complete but correct as far as it goes: The integers are the natural numbers including 0; 0, 1, 2, 3, 4... along with their negati

Is the difference of two rational numbers an integer?

It can be but it certainly doesn't have to be. 3/4 and 1/2 are both rational numbers. (3/4) - (1/2) = 1/4, which is not an integer.

Is the difference between a rational number an integer?

A rational number simply is any number that can be put into a fraction or have a terminating/repeating decimal. (Ex. 3= 3/1 or 1/2 or .3333333333= 1/3) An integer is any natur

Is the difference between two rational numbers always an integer?

When you consider how many rational numbers there are, the difference between any two of them is hardly ever an integer. Examples: 5 - 4 / 5 = 4 1 / 5 5 / 6 - 2 /
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How are the integers and rational numbers different?

Integers are a subset of the set of all rational numbers. By definition, a rational number can be exactly expressed as the ratio of two integers. Only if the ratio can be simp
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What is the relationship between whole numbers integers natural numbers and rational numbers?

Whole numbers are usually defined as the number 0,1,2,3,4,5,6.... where "...." means it goes on forever. These are the natural numbers with the number 0 added to them. So the