Whole numbers

1. Jul 19, 2009

charliemagne

Can we consider all whole numbers as fraction?why?

2. Jul 19, 2009

Дьявол

Do you mean integers? If so, yes, we can.

For example. 4 can be written as 4/1 or 8/2 etc...

3. Jul 19, 2009

Hootenanny

Staff Emeritus
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.

4. Jul 19, 2009

HallsofIvy

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