Question

# Prove that is an irrational number.

Hint:

**Hint:**

The real numbers which cannot be expressed in the form of p/q(where p and q are integers and q ≠ 0) are known as irrational numbers. In the given question we are asked to prove if is irrational number. To do so we use the method of contradiction.

## The correct answer is: Yes is an irrational number.

### Let's assume that is a rational number.

Step 1 of 2:

If is rational, that means it can be written in the form of p/q, where p and q integers that have no common factor other than 1 i.e. they are coprime than 1 and q ≠ 0.

SO,

Squaring both sides

...... (1)

This means can be divided by 5

Step 2 of 2:

So if can be divided by 5, then can also be divided by 5

So, let’s say

Squaring both sides

Putting the value of in equation (1)

So, this means q² is divisible by 5 and so q is also divisible by 5.

Final Answer: p and q both are divisible 5 but we assumed that p and q are coprime and this contradiction has arisen because of our incorrect assumption that is a rational number. So, we conclude that is an irrational number.

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**Note:**

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Color |
Children |

Red |
8 |

Blue |
7 |

Green |
5 |

Yellow |
9 |

Pink |
6 |

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Color |
Children |

Red |
8 |

Blue |
7 |

Green |
5 |

Yellow |
9 |

Pink |
6 |

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4) just the outcome fraction

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3)The numerator and denominator are to be multiplied by multiples of 10 to convert the decimal into a whole number, multiplied for each decimal point. (Multiply by 100/100 if two numbers follow the decimal point)

4) just the outcome fraction

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x | f(x) |

-2 | -2 |

-1 | 3 |

0 | 2 |

1 | 7 |

2 | 30 |

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x | f(x) |

-2 | -2 |

-1 | 3 |

0 | 2 |

1 | 7 |

2 | 30 |