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11-22.

Recall that a

**rational number**is a number that can be written as a fractionwhere *a*and*b*are integers and*b*≠ 0. Homework Help ✎In part (a) of problem 11‑17 you multiplied two rational numbers and your result was a rational number. Will that always be true? In other words, is the set of rational numbers closed under multiplication? Justify your answer.

In part (b) of problem 11-17 you divided two rational numbers and your result was a rational number. Are the rational numbers closed under division? Justify your answer.

Is this answer a rational number?

Use the same method as part (a).