# Is -5 a irrational number?

##### 1 Answer

No,

#### Explanation:

There are various number types (natural, whole, integer, rational, real and irrational).

**Natural numbers** are "counting numbers" like

**Whole/counting** are like natural numbers, except that they start from

**Integers** are all the whole numbers - positive, negative numbers and 0, but not fractions or decimals.

(https://socratic.org/prealgebra/negative-numbers-and-absolute-value/negative-numbers-1),

**Rational numbers** can be written as

Rational numbers include all the integers, all the vulgar fractions, all the terminating decimals (ones that end, like

Irrational numbers are infinite decimals which do not recur like

**Non-real/Imaginary numbers** do not exist on the numberline,

Numbers like