Rational numbers may be classified as positive and negative rational numbers.

**Positive
and Negative rational numbers**

Rational
numbers may be classified as positive and negative rational numbers. If both the
numerator and the denominator of the fraction representing a rational** **number
are of the same sign, then the rational number is positive.

For example,
numbers like 3/4 , --11/-6 etc., are positive rational numbers.

If either
the numerator or the denominator of the fraction representing a rational number
is negative, then the rational number is negative.

For example,
numbers like -3/4 , 11/-6 etc., are negative
rational numbers.

**Note**

0 is a rational number which is neither positive nor negative.

Note that −11/6 = 11/−6 = −11/6

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