# How is a rational number that is not an integer different from a rational number that is an integer?

**Solution:**

Any rational number will be of the form p/q where, p and q are integers and q not equal to zero.

When the integer is considered in the rational form, the denominator will always be 1.

We can understand more clearly by taking an example.

Let us see below:

Example:

3/7 is a rational number, where 3 and 7 are integers and the denominator is not equal to zero.

2 which is an integer when written in rational number form it is 2/1.

Similarly 1/2 is a rational number but not an integer whereas 3 is a rational number as well as integers.

## How is a rational number that is not an integer different from a rational number that is an integer?

**Summary:**

Every integer is a rational number but a rational number need not be an integer. Also when an integer expressed in rational form the denominator is always 1.

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