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Type and property representing rational numbers

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testtype(obj, Type::Rational)
assume(x, Type::Rational)
is(ex, Type::Rational)


Type::Rational represents rational numbers. Type::Rational is a property, too, which can be used in an assume call.

The call testtype(obj, Type::Rational) checks, whether obj is a rational number and returns TRUE, if it holds, otherwise FALSE.

testtype only performs a syntactical test identifying MuPAD® objects of type DOM_INT and DOM_RAT.

The call assume(x, Type::Rational) marks the identifier x as a rational number.

The call is(ex, Type::Rational) derives, whether the expression ex is a rational number (or this property can be derived).

This type represents a property that can be used in assume and is.


Example 1

The following numbers are of type Type::Rational:

testtype(2, Type::Rational),
testtype(3/4, Type::Rational),
testtype(-1/2, Type::Rational),
testtype(-1, Type::Rational),
testtype(1024/11111, Type::Rational)

Example 2

Integers are rational:

assume(x, Type::Integer):
is(x, Type::Rational)

However, rational numbers can be integer or not:

assume(x, Type::Rational):
is(x, Type::Integer)

delete x:



Any MuPAD object


An identifier or a mathematical expression containing identifiers


An arithmetical expression

Return Values

See testtype, assume and is

See Also

MuPAD Functions

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