Real numbers are all around us. The majority of numbers calculated are considered **real numbers.** This chapter defines a real number and explains important properties and rules that apply to real numbers.

## Chapter Outline

- 2.1. Integers and Rational Numbers
- 2.2. Addition of Rational Numbers
- 2.3. Subtraction of Rational Numbers
- 2.4. Multiplication of Rational Numbers
- 2.5. The Distributive Property
- 2.6. Division of Rational Numbers
- 2.7. Square Roots and Real Numbers
- 2.8. Problem-Solving Strategies: Guess and Check and Work Backwards
- 2.9. Chapter 2 Review
- 2.10. Chapter 2 Test

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This chapter covers various forms that rational numbers can assume, including fractions, integers, and square roots. Also considered are different operations for manipulating rational numbers.

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Feb 22, 2012## Last Modified:

Apr 29, 2014
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