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Prove that root 2 is Irrational

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Example 7 Show that 3√2 is irrational. We have to prove 3√2 is irrational Let us assume the opposite, i.e., 3√𝟐 is rational Hence, 3√2 can be written in the form 𝑎/𝑏 where a and b (b≠ 0) are co-prime (no common factor other than 1) Hence, 3√𝟐 = 𝒂/𝒃 √2 " = " 1/3 " × " (𝑎 )/𝑏 " " √2 " = " (𝑎 )/3𝑏 √𝟐 " = " (𝒂 )/𝟑𝒃 Here, (𝑎 )/3𝑏 is a rational number But √2 is irrational Since, Rational ≠ Irrational This is a contradiction ∴ Our assumption is incorrect Therefore, 3√𝟐 is irrational Hence proved Therefore, 3√𝟐 is irrational Hence proved