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*Is 3/8 Rational or Irrational hellllllp*

The definition of a rational number is: *a number such as –3/7 that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction p/q of two integers, a numerator p and a non-zero denominator q.*

Since 3/8 is already a p/q, then by definition it is rational. A fraction can't be irrational.

The term "rational" is the adjective form of the word "ratio" which takes us back to the p/q definition.

If the question were "is 0**.**375 rational or irrational" then the answer would be rational, because it can be expressed as a ratio, namely 3/8.

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