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Hello sir

Sir please explain the difference between Fractions and rational no's because they are both in p by q form.

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Hi Aishwarya,

Mathematically, fractional numbers and rational numbers are the same.
Semantically, we only use the the term "fractions" when you can actually see the numerator and denominator.  For example, we would not call the number 2 a fraction, unless it was written as 2/1.  However, 2 is a rational number because it CAN be written as 2/1.

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Azeem

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I welcome your questions on algebra, 2D and 3D geometry, parabolic functions and conic sections, and any other mathematical queries you may have.

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4 years as a drop-in and by-appointment tutor at Champlain College. Private tutor for dozens of clients over the past 8 years.

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