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## Homework Statement

Show that 2^(1/3) + 3^(1/3) is irrational. Hint: show that [x][/0] = 2^(1/3) + 3^(1/3) is algebraic by constructing an explicit polynomial f(x) with integer coefficients such that f([x][/0]) = 0. Then prove that f(x) has no rational roots.

Note:[x][/0] means x subscript zero

## Homework Equations

[x][/0] = 2^(1/3) + 3^(1/3)

## The Attempt at a Solution

First I solved for x^3 and got 5+3{6^(1/3)[2^(1/3) + 3^(1/3)]}.

Then I did x^9=[x^3]^3=> (after some work I got=> 125(x^3) -500 + [2^(1/3) + 3^(1/3)]{15[6^(2/3)] + 162}

Do I cube the expression again, or I'm I missing something?

My question is what am I supposed to do with this term,

[2^(1/3) + 3^(1/3)]{15[6^(2/3)] + 162}?

Thanks,

Daniel

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