The number 12 is an irrational number if 12 canNOT be expressed as a ratio, as in irRATIOnal.
A quotient is the result you get when you divide one number by another number. For 12 to be an irrational number, the quotient of two integers canNOT equal 12.
In other words, for 12 to be an irrational number, 12 canNOT be expressed as a ratio where both the numerator and denominator are integers (whole numbers).
The number 12 can be expressed as 12/1 where 12 is the numerator and 1 is denominator.
Thus, the answer to the question "Is 12 an irrational number?" is NO.
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