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Single Idea 10106

[catalogued under 6. Mathematics / A. Nature of Mathematics / 3. Nature of Numbers / b. Types of number]

Full Idea

We can think of rational numbers as providing answers to division problems involving integers.

Gist of Idea

Rational numbers give answers to division problems with integers


A.George / D.J.Velleman (Philosophies of Mathematics [2002], Ch.3)

Book Reference

George,A/Velleman D.J.: 'Philosophies of Mathematics' [Blackwell 2002], p.69

A Reaction

Cf. Idea 10102.

Related Idea

Idea 10102 The integers are answers to subtraction problems involving natural numbers [George/Velleman]