## RATIONALNUMBER

### Rational number

In mathematics, a**rational number**is any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction

*p*/

*q*of two integers, with the denominator

*q*not equal to zero. Since

*q*may be equal to 1, every integer is a rational number. The set of all rational numbers is usually denoted by a boldface

**Q**; it was thus named in 1895 by Peano after

*quoziente*, Italian for "quotient".

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### rational number

#### Noun

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