# What is the difference between an irrational number and an integer?

Irrational numbers are all the real numbers that are not rational numbers. That is, irrational numbers cannot be expressed as the ratio of two integers.

## Answer: Below are the differences between an irrational number and an integer:

Let's compare irrational numbers and integers

**Explanation:**

Irrational numbers are non-terminating, recurring decimal numbers i.e, a decimal expansion that neither terminates nor becomes periodic which cannot be expressed in the form of a fraction.

Example: π is an irrational number whose value is nearly 3.1415926...

Integer is a complete entity that includes every natural number along with its negatives and zero. They can be expressed as a fraction with a denominator equal to 1.

Example: 3/1 , -8, 0

Integers are rational numbers whereas irrational numbers cannot be rational numbers.