When you hear the words "rational" and "irrational," it might bring to mind the difference between, say, the cool, relentlessly analytical Mr. Spock …
What's the Difference Between Rational and Irrational Numbers?
Rational numbers can be expressed as the ratio of two integers, while irrational numbers, such as square roots, cannot. So, why does the difference matter? Plus, learn about real numbers, imaginary numbers and other math concepts.