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Ex 1.3 , 3 Prove that the following are irrationals : 1/โ2 We have to prove 1/โ2 is irrational Let us assume the opposite, i.e., 1/โ2 is rational Hence, 1/โ2 can be written in the form ๐/๐ where a and b (bโ 0) are co-prime (no common factor other than 1) Hence, 1/โ2 = ๐/๐ (๐ )/๐= โ2 " " Here, (๐ )/๐ is a rational number But โ2 is irrational Since, Rational โ Irrational This is a contradiction โด Our assumption is incorrect Hence 1/โ2 is irrational Hence proved

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