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Let a be a positive real number. Prove that if a is irrational, then √a is

irrational. Is the converse true?

2. Relevant equations

So, an irrational number is one in which m=q/p does not exist. I understand that part, but then trying to show that the square root of an irrational number is irrational is giving me problems. I would think this needs to be done by contradicition

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# Homework Help: Square Root of an Irrational Number is Irrational

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