Before, I discuss the misconceptions, let us recall the definition of rational numbers. A rational number is a number that can represented by the fraction where and are integers and not equal to 0. From this definition and other previously learned concepts, let us examine the following misconceptions about rational numbers.
Misconception 1 : Zero is not a rational number.
Truth: YES, it is. Zero, and negative and positive integers are all rational numbers. For example, , , and are all fractions whose numerators and denominators are integers and denominator 1 (which is clearly not equal to 0). » Read more