What is a real number, a whole number, an integer, a rational number, and an irrational number?

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Mar 11, 2018

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Rational numbers come in 3 different forms; integers, fractions and terminating or recurring decimals such as #1/3#.

Irrational numbers are quite 'messy'. They can't be written as fractions, they are never-ending, non-repeating decimals. An example of this is the value of #π#.

A whole number can be called an integer and is either a positive or negative number, or zero. An example of this is #0#, #1# and #-365#.