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Homework Help: Whole numbers

  1. Jul 19, 2009 #1
    Can we consider all whole numbers as fraction?why?
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2009 #2
    Do you mean integers? If so, yes, we can.


    For example. 4 can be written as 4/1 or 8/2 etc...
     
  4. Jul 19, 2009 #3

    Hootenanny

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    Yes, because integers are a sub-set of the rational. In other words all integers (whole numbers) can be written in the form a/b where a and b are integers, with b non-zero.
     
  5. Jul 19, 2009 #4

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    The real point being, Charliemagne- what is your definition of "fraction"?
     
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