# Chapter 2: Properties of Real Numbers

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**At Grade**Created by: CK-12

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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Date Created:

Feb 22, 2012
Last Modified:

Jan 14, 2016
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