# Negative Rational Numbers

Negative Rational Numbers can be expressed as the ratio $\frac{p}{q}$, where either 'p' or 'q' should be a Negative integer. Any negative rational number can be expressed as a sum of distinct Reciprocals of negative integers or the sum of distinct Reciprocals of both positive and negative integer provided the negative integer should be of least value compared with the positive integers.

e.g $\frac{1}{18}$ = -$\frac{1}{3}$ + $\frac{2}{6}$ + (-$\frac{1}{18}$)

Some more examples of negative Rational Numbers are -$\frac{2}{3}$, -$\frac{1}{4}$, -$\frac{3}{4}$ etc. You get these numbers when you divide one positive Whole Number by one negative Whole Number or one negative whole number by one positive whole number. On the number line of rational numbers the negative rational numbers are to the left of 0.