What type of number is -15/3?

1 Answer
Jan 6, 2017

#-15/3# as is, is a rational number. But it could also be an integer


Rational numbers are defined as the quotient (division result) of two integers (whole numbers, numbers with no decimals).

-15 is an integer
3 is an integer
Therefore #-15/3# is a rational number.

This, however, be simplified to -5 which is an integer.