# Rational Numbers

Are whole numbers rational numbers? If so, will any whole number divided by any other whole number result in a rational number?

Office_Shredder
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A rational number, by definition, is an integer divided by another integer (that's not equal to zero).

As for the integers themselves, for example $$3=\frac{3}{1}$$ we see that 3 is in fact an integer divided by another integer, so is a rational number as well. The same exact argument can be used for any whole number

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