Posted by **David** on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 12:54pm.

I have some understanding of this but not quite sure how to do the problem. Direction & problem below.

Direction: Tell whether whole numbers, integers, or rational numbers are the most reasonable to describe each. Explain your answer.

Problem: body temperature; money owed; home runs

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 1:03pm
Study these sites -- and then take a shot at your problem. We'll be glad to check your thinking.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/rational-numbers.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/integer.html

http://www.mathsisfun.com/whole-numbers.html

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**David**, Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 1:09pm
So, I'm thinking based on the sites you given that...

body temperature = rational number

money owed = rational number

home runs = whole numbers

Is this correct?

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**Jen**, Saturday, August 21, 2010 at 1:30pm
I agree with you, David.

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