# Essays Tagged: *"Rational number"*

#### Complex numbers

positive **number**s (meaning A has more than B) and negative **number**s (meaning B has more than A).*The **Rational** Numbers. These are abstract concepts that describe ratios of sizes of sets. They do not mod ...

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

#### A review of the article "Introducing percents in linear measurement to foster an understanding of rational-number operations" A critical reading

dren Mathematics; Feb 2003"Introducing percents in linear measurement to foster an understanding of rational-**number** operations"Pages: 335-339"Traditional instruction in rational **number**s focuses on rul ... rules can be very difficult, however, when students do not have a good conceptual grounding in the rational **number**s. Personally, when I was introduced to this new concept I was confused almost daily ...

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

#### Imaginary Numbers and Real Numbers

n't do that if you only limit yourself to real **number**s.Real **number**s are composed of two categories: rational and irrational **number**s. A rational **number** is a **number** that can be expressed as a fraction, ... al **number** is a **number** that can be expressed as a fraction, for example 3/4. On the other hand, an irrational **number** is a **number** that cannot be expressed as a fraction, but as a decimal. For instance, ...

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

#### Essay on the square root of 2

are **number**s. It was in reality a Pythagorean philosopher Hippasus who was able to demonstrate the irrationality of the square root of 2. The legend is that after doing so he was killed by other Pythag ... ter doing so he was killed by other Pythagoreans who were scared and frantic by the thought of an irrational **number**. Pythagoras' follower most likely used a geometrical proof when he was first discove ...

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

#### Math Research Paper on Fractals

x **number**s on a graph are characterized by the coordinates of (x,y) in which the x-coordinate is any rational **number**, whereas the y-coordinate contains an imaginary **number**, denoted by "i". An imaginary ...

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics