Subject: Re: Rational[a,b] vs Rational[1,2]

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg116720] Subject: Re: Rational[a,b] vs Rational[1,2]*From*: Jack L Goldberg 1 <jackgold at umich.edu>*Date*: Fri, 25 Feb 2011 06:34:21 -0500 (EST)

I am a bit puzzled. In view of the on-going debate, when ought one use Rational[a,b]. Put a bit differently, is there a snippet of code in which one would prefer Rational[a,b] to a/b?