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Assume sqrt(2)=p/q

You square both sides.

and you get p^2 is even, therefore p is even.

Also q^2 is shown to be even along with q.

This leads to a contradiction.

However doing this with sqrt(3), you get 3q^2=p^2. Now you can't show p^2 is even.Also now I am stuck. How do I continue from here?