# Is 1/4 a rational, irrational, natural, whole, integer or real number?

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The number **ratio**-nal numbers!

#### Explanation:

Every fraction is comparing one number to another. So, for example, the number

The ratio is a different way of saying exactly the same thing. Instead of writing *a/b* of two integers. The integer *a* is called the **numerator**, and the integer *b* is called the **denominator** and cannot be zero (0).

and

IS NOT Irrational, an Integer, a whole number or a Natural number

#### Explanation:

Real numbers are made up of Rational and Irrational numbers.

Every real number is either Rational OR Irrational, never both.

Rational numbers can be written as fractions, which means in the form

Irrational numbers cannot be written as

Integers are the positive and negative whole numbers, (not mixed numbers).

Whole numbers (also called counting numbers are) The positive integers and

Natural numbers are the positive integers

Therefore,

and