# Are rational and irrational numbers real numbers?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 8, 2018

Yes.

#### Explanation:

**Real numbers** are often explained to be all the numbers on a number line.

Consider that there are two basic types of numbers on the number line. There are those which we **can express as a fraction of two integers, the Rational Numbers** , such as:

and those which we **can't express as a fraction, the Irrational Numbers** :

(note that while