**Is 16 an Irrational Number?**

The number 16 is an irrational number if 16 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 16 to be an irrational number, the quotient of two integers canNOT equal 16.

In other words, for 16 to be an irrational number, 16 canNOT be expressed as a ratio where both the numerator and denominator are integers (whole numbers).

The number 16 can be expressed as 16/1 where 16 is the numerator and 1 is denominator.

Thus, the answer to the question "Is 16 an irrational number?" is NO.