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Can Rational Numbers be Negative

Rational numbers are those numbers which can be expressed in fraction i.e. a
number having both numerator and denominator and also both are integer.

The query comes in our mind is that can rational numbers be negative or not.
Now it’s clear that every number is a rational number because every number
has 1 as its denominator, for example 23

=> 23/1, thus 23 is a rational number. Let’s see some more examples of rational
numbers: 1. 2 / 3 2. 15 / 19 3. 457845 / 96587 4. 652 / 84 5. 47 / 7.

Now, we will see that can a rational number be negative? We all know that a
negative sign do not have any relevance with the property of being rational
number and not affect the final outcome in value.
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Therefore a rational number can be negative. Let’s see some examples of
negative rational numbers: – 5 / 6 2. – 71 / 2564 3. – 53 / 75 4. -8 / 9 5. -21 / 10.
Let’s see some examples:

Q 1. Find the positive and negative rational numbers. 1, -2/3, 8/9, 18/19, -7/3,
-7/8, 45, -16/13, 45/96, -78/93? Solution: Positive rational numbers: 1, 8/9,
18/19, 45, 45/96 Negative rational number: -2/3, -7/3, -7/8, -16/13, -78/93.

Q 2. Find the positive and negative rational numbers. 21, -12/31, 58/9, 181/194,
-17/37, -17/8, 445, -168/113, 145/96, -278/93, -96/78, 72/45?

Solution: Positive rational numbers: 21, 58/9, 181/194, 445, 145/96, 72/45
Negative rational number: -12/31, -17/37, -17/8, -168/113, -278/93, -96/78.

From the above discussion, we surely get the answer of the question that can a
rational number be negative?




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