# Rational Numbers

A** rational** **number** is a ** number** that can be represented as the quotient of two integers, with a non-zero denominator. It is represented by .

## Representation of Rational Numbers

The rational numbers are represented in a straight line with the integers.

To represent the rational numbers with precision:

1 Take a line segment with the length of a unit.

2 Set a segment assistantant from the origin point and divide it into the parts required. In this example, it is divided into 4 parts.

3 Join the last point of the segment assistantant with the end of the auxiliary segment and draw segments parallels to each of the points obtained in the partition of the segment assistantant.

In practice, the terms rational number and fraction are used as synonyms.