SOLUTION: how to turn an irrational number into a rational number

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 Question 443415: how to turn an irrational number into a rational number Answer by richard1234(5390)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You can't. There is no way to express an irrational number as a ratio of two integers, because an irrational number is, by definition, a number which cannot be expressed in such a ratio. You could instead round or truncate the number so that it is rational. For example, e = 2.718281828... is irrational (note the pattern, but it doesn't continue). But we could truncate it to 2.71 and use this as an approximation for e.