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# What is the difference between rational and irrational numbers?

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A **rational **number can be written in the form p/q where p and q are two whole numbers - i.e. it can be written as a *ratio* of integers

**Irrational **numbers cannot. For example pi is an irrational number, as it cannot be written as a fraction

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