# Question : Every rational number is

- A natural number
- An integer
- A real number
- A whole number

**Solution : **
The correct option is

**3.** A real number

Real number is a value that represents a quantity along the number line.

Real number includes all rational and irrational numbers.

Rational numbers are numbers that can be represented in the form $\frac{p}{q}$ where,

$\mathrm{q} \neq 0$ and $\mathrm{p}, \mathrm{q}$ are integers.

Therefore, a rational number is a subset of a real number.

We know that rational and irrational numbers taken together are known as real numbers. Therefore, every real number is either a rational number or an irrational number. Hence, every rational number is a real number. Therefore,

**(3)** is the correct answer.