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Two Irrational Numbers whose sum is Rational

Two Irrational Numbers whose sum is Rational

et us first take any number say (4-3). We check if it is rational or irrational. Let us assume that (4-3) is a rational number. Then, 4 is rational , (4-3) is rational. We also know that the difference of two rational numbers is also rational. So = (4-(4-3) is rational. = 4-4+3 is rational =3 is rational. But we know that 3 is not a rational number, so it contradicts our assumption that (4-3) is a rational number. So we conclude that (4-3) is irrational number. Now again let us take another number (4+3) and check if it is rational or not. Proceeding in the same manner as done above for (4-3), we come to the conclusion that (4-3), (4+3) both are irrational numbers. Now we add these two numbers and proceed: (4-3) + (4+3) = 4 - 3 + 4 + 3 (Cancelling +3 and - 3 we get) = 4 + 4 = 8


which is an integer. We know that all integers can be expressed in form of p/q where p & q are integers and q 0. So, 8 can be written as 8/1, which is a rational number. Thus we get the result that sum of two irrational numbers (4-3) and (4+3) is a rational number. What are irrational Numbers Irrational numbers are the numbers which are not rational numbers. In other words we can say that any number that cannot be expressed in the form of p/q are termed as irrational numbers. If any floating point number (that is a number that has an integer part as well as an decimal part is termed as floating point number.) cannot expressed as the ratio of two integers that floating point number is termed as irrational numbers. Let us take some of the examples of Irrational numbers Now if we take the value of pi ( ) that is = 3.1415926535897932384626433832795 This value of is impossible to express as the simple ratio of two numbers or two integers instead. Thus the value of is an irrational number. Let us take some more examples to clearly get an image about the irrational numbers Let us take a value 3.2. Now 3.2 is not an irrational number, it is a rational number as 3.2 can be expressed as a ratio of two integers that is A square root of every non perfect square is an irrational number and similarly, a cube root of non-perfect cube is also an example of the irrational number.


When we multiply any two irrational numbers and the result is rational number, then each of these irrational numbers is called rationalizing factor of the other one. Here is a general irrational number which is frequently used in mathematics. Pi is a best example of an irrational number. The value of 'pi' is solved to over one million decimal places and still there is no pattern found. What are Rational and Irrational Numbers ? When we deal Rational and Irrational numbers, the first question arise in our mind is that what are rational and irrational numbers? Rational numbers are those numbers which can be represented as fraction means having numerator and denominator and both in integer form. Lets take some examples of rational numbers: 1. 5 is a rational number because it has 1 in its denominator and can be written as 5/1. 2. 2/3 is also a rational number. Now, the next part of the same question i.e. what are irrational numbers? Irrational numbers are those which can be represented as a fraction i.e. numbers except rational numbers. They can only be represented as decimal number. An irrational numbers has non- repeating and endless numbers after the decimal. Lets have a look on the irrational number examples: pi = 3.141592.. sqrt( 2 ) = 1.414213. Generally, we do not use irrational numbers in our daily life but they exist on the number line somewhere between 0 and 1. There exists infinite number of irrational numbers. Usually irrational numbers are arises from the square root operations.

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