Rational Number Explorer

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Rational numbers ("fractions") are often more difficult to understand than decimal numbers. Use this explorer to get a feeling for them.


Tricky Questions to think about!

How many rational numbers are there between 0 and 1?

What is the smallest rational number which is larger than 0?

How close together can rational numbers get?

Can you always find a rational number between any two decimal numbers?

Can you use this explorer to find a decimal approximation for ? ( is approximately 3.14159.)


Contributed by: Richard Mercer (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




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