Algebra
posted by David .
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

Study these sites  and then take a shot at your problem. We'll be glad to check your thinking.
http://www.mathsisfun.com/rationalnumbers.html
http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/integer.html
http://www.mathsisfun.com/wholenumbers.html 
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? 
I agree with you, David.
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