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Is it because it terminates ? I thought it has to be capable of being written as a rational number ?
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Is it because it terminates ? I thought it has to be capable of being written as a rational number ?
It isnt a rational number
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Is it because it terminates ? I thought it has to be capable of being written as a rational number ?
2root2 isn't a rational number..... Who told you it was?
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Is it because it terminates ? I thought it has to be capable of being written as a rational number ?
2 root 2 is not a rational number. A rational number can be written as a fraction.
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2 root 2 is not a rational number. A rational number can be written as a fraction.

If I had to write (11 + 5√5) / 4 in the form a + b√c where a, b and c are rational numbers, how would I do this ; surely
(11 / 4 ) + (5√5 / 4) is incorrect, because b wouldn't be rational in that scenario ?

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If I had to write (11 + 5√5) / 4 in the form a + b√c where a, b and c are rational numbers, how would I do this ; surely
(11 / 4 ) + (5√5 / 4) is incorrect, because b wouldn't be rational in that scenario ?

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b is 5/4 so its rational
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b is 5/4 so its rational
What about C ?
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What about C ?
(11 + 5sqrt(5))/4

is the same as

11/4 + (5/4)*sqrt(5)

So compare this with

a + b*sqrt(c)


What do you think a,b,c are??
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