Two lengths are called incommensurate or incommensurable if their ratio cannot be expressed as a ratio of whole numbers. Irrational numbers and transcendental numbers are incommensurate with the integers.

# Incommensurate

## See also

Fraction, Irrational Number, Pythagoras's Constant, Transcendental Number## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

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