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Is 5 an Irrational Number?




The number 5 is an irrational number if 5 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 5 to be an irrational number, the quotient of two integers canNOT equal 5.

In other words, for 5 to be an irrational number, 5 canNOT be expressed as a ratio where both the numerator and denominator are integers (whole numbers).

The number 5 can be expressed as 5/1 where 5 is the numerator and 1 is denominator.

Thus, the answer to the question "Is 5 an irrational number?" is NO.




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