# RATIONAL NUMBERS [Solved!]

**phinah** 09 Dec 2019, 17:08

### My question

How is question 4 in the black box false on Practice - Fractional Exponents - MathBitsNotebook(A1 - CCSS Math)

when the first example in the notes on Rational and Irrational Numbers - MathBitsNotebook(A1 - CCSS Math)

contradicts that?

### Relevant page

Rational and Irrational Numbers - MathBitsNotebook(A1 - CCSS Math)

### What I've done so far

`1/2` is equal to .5.

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How is question 4 in the black box false on <a href="https://mathbitsnotebook.com/Algebra1/RatIrratNumbers/RATPractice.html">Practice - Fractional Exponents - MathBitsNotebook(A1 - CCSS Math)</a>
when the first example in the notes on <a href="https://mathbitsnotebook.com/Algebra1/RatIrratNumbers/RNRatIrrat.html">Rational and Irrational Numbers - MathBitsNotebook(A1 - CCSS Math)</a>
contradicts that?

Relevant page
<a href="https://mathbitsnotebook.com/Algebra1/RatIrratNumbers/RNRatIrrat.html">Rational and Irrational Numbers - MathBitsNotebook(A1 - CCSS Math)</a>
What I've done so far
`1/2` is equal to .5.

## Re: RATIONAL NUMBERS

**Murray** 09 Dec 2019, 21:03

@Phinah: The key thing on that page is in the directions at the top:

'Remember, TRUE means "true under any and all conditions".'

Now, the irrational number `sqrt(2)` can be expressed as a decimal, true?

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@Phinah: The key thing on that page is in the directions at the top:
'Remember, TRUE means "true under any and all conditions".'
Now, the irrational number `sqrt(2)` can be expressed as a decimal, true?

## Re: RATIONAL NUMBERS

**phinah** 03 Feb 2020, 09:16

Yes as 1.414

## Re: RATIONAL NUMBERS

**Murray** 07 Feb 2020, 16:17

Well, strictly it would be `1.414...`, indicating the decimal form does not repeat or terminate.

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Well, strictly it would be `1.414...`, indicating the decimal form does not repeat or terminate.

## Re: RATIONAL NUMBERS

**niamul21** 01 Mar 2022, 00:00

I must go with 1.414

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