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science space and astronomy# Are decimals real numbers?

Last Updated: 4th April, 2020

**real numbers**include natural

**numbers**or counting

**numbers**, whole

**numbers**, integers,rational

**numbers**(fractions and repeating or terminating

**decimals**), and irrational

**numbers**. The set of

**realnumbers**is all the

**numbers**that have a location on the

**number**line.

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Considering this, what type of numbers are decimals?

Real **numbers** (R), (also called measuring**numbers** or measurement **numbers**). This includes all**numbers** that can be written as a **decimal**. Thisincludes fractions written in **decimal** form e.g., 0.5, 0.752.35, ?0.073, 0.3333, or 2.142857. It also includes all theirrational **numbers** such as π, √2 etc.

Additionally, what are the real numbers in math? In mathematics, a **real number** is a value of acontinuous quantity that can represent a distance along a line. The**real numbers** include all the rational **numbers**, suchas the integer −5 and the fraction 4/3, and all theirrational **numbers**, such as √2 (1.41421356, the squareroot of 2, an irrational algebraic **number**).

Correspondingly, what are the not real numbers?

The **real numbers** are the set of **numbers**that are **not** imaginary. This means that the **realnumbers** are the set of **numbers** that do **not**include the imaginary **number** i = √−1.

Is 0 a real number?

**Real numbers** consist of zero (**0**), thepositive and negative integers (-3, -1, 2, 4), and all thefractional and decimal values in between (0.4, 3.1415927, 1/2).**Real numbers** are divided into rational and irrational**numbers**.