# Is #71/43# a rational number?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 28, 2016

Yes.

#### Explanation:

A rational number is a number expressible in the form

To get a decimal representation you can long divide

During the long division, the running remainder will take one of the values

I suspected that this one would repeat after

#71/43 = 1.bar(651162790697674418604)#