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A One-Sentence Proof That \(\sqrt 2\) Is Irrational

This is an algebraic version of geometric argument given by Eves that the \(\sqrt 2\) is irrational.

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1878
Author(s): 
David M. Bloom (Brooklyn College of CUNY)
Publication Date: 
Friday, June 6, 2008
Original Publication Source: 
Mathemtics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
October, 1995
Subject(s): 
Numbers and Computation
Number Concepts
Irrational Numbers
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Author (old format): 
David M. Bloom
Applicable Course(s): 
2.1 College Algebra
3.7 Discrete Math
4.1 Introduction to Proofs
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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Average: 2.9 (184 votes)

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