Irrational Numbers

# Why is the square root of 3 irrational?

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###### Wiki User

###### June 26, 2017 12:27PM

Because it can't be expressed as a fraction

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### Is the square root of 3 rational?

No, the square root of 3 is not rational.
No. The square root of 3 is irrational.
More generally: if p is a prime number then the square root of p
is irrational and the proof of this fact mimics the famous proof of
irrationality of the square root of 2.
No - the square root of 3 is not rational, but the proof is too
involved to post here.