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Answered 2016-11-19 17:36:44

Such a sum is always irrational.

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Answered 2016-10-13 09:30:55

The sum must be irrational.

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Answered 2017-11-22 01:01:40

Irrational

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The sum of a rational and irrational number must be an irrational number.


May the sum of a rational and an irrational number only be a rational number?

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What is an irrational plus two rational numbers?

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Is the sum of a rational number irrational?

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Explain why the sum of a rational number and an irrational number is an irrational number?

Let R1 = rational number Let X = irrational number Assume R1 + X = (some rational number) We add -R1 to both sides, and we get: -R1 + x = (some irrational number) + (-R1), thus X = (SIR) + (-R1), which implies that X, an irrational number, is the sum of two rational numbers, which is a contradiction. Thus, the sum of a rational number and an irrational number is always irrational. (Proof by contradiction)


Can you add an irrational number and a rational number?

Let `a` be a rational number and `b` be an irrational number,assume that the sum is rational. 1.a +b =c Where a and c are rational and b is irrational. 2.b=c-a Subtracting the same number a from each side. 3.b is irrational c-a is a rational number we arrived at a contradiction. So the sum is an irrational number.


Is an irrational number plus an irrational number rational?

No. The sum of an irrational number and any other [real] number is irrational.


What is the sum of two irrational numbers?

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Adding rational number and an irrational number to get a rational number?

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What will be the sum of a rational number and an irrational number?

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Can you add two irrational numbers to get a rational number?

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Why is the sum of a rational numbers and an irrational number is irrational?

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