# Difference between revisions of "Rational number"

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## Revision as of 16:16, 3 April 2007

A rational number is a quotient of the form where *a*, *b* are integers and *b* ≠ 0. The set of rational numbers, usually denoted by is an example of a totally disconnected set that is not locally compact.