# prove that root 5 is an irrational number

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Let take √5 as rational number

If a and b are two co prime number and bis not equal to 0.

We can write √5 = a/b

Multiply by b both side we get

b√5 = a

To remove root, Squaring on both sides, we get

5b2 = a2 … (i)

Therefore, 5 divides a2 and according to theorem of rational number, for any prime number p which is divides a2 then it will divide a also.

That means 5 will divide a. So we can write

a = 5c

Putting value of a in equation (i) we get

5b2 = (5c)2

5b2 = 25c2

Divide by 25 we get

b2/5 = c2

Similarly, we get that b will divide by 5

and we have already get that a is divide by 5

but a and b are co prime number. so it contradicts.

Hence √5 is not a rational number, it is irrational.

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Let take √5 as rational number

If a and b are two co prime number and bis not equal to 0.

We can write √5 = a/b

Multiply by b both side we get

b√5 = a

To remove root, Squaring on both sides, we get

5b2 = a2 … (i)

Therefore, 5 divides a2 and according to theorem of rational number, for any prime number p which is divides a2 then it will divide a also.

That means 5 will divide a. So we can write

a = 5c

Putting value of a in equation (i) we get

5b2 = (5c)2

5b2 = 25c2

Divide by 25 we get

b2/5 = c2

Similarly, we get that b will divide by 5

and we have already get that a is divide by 5

but a and b are co prime number. so it contradicts.

Hence √5 is not a rational number, it is irrational.

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Let us assume that √5 is a rational number.

we know that the rational numbers are in the form of p/q form where p,q are intezers.

so, √5 = p/q

p = √5q

we know that 'p' is a rational number. so √5 q must be rational since it equals to p

but it doesnt occurs with √5 since its not an intezer

therefore, p =/= √5q

this contradicts the fact that √5 is an irrational number

hence our assumption is wrong and √5 is an irrational number.

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