# Prove Q(\sqrt{2}+\sqrt{3})=Q(\sqrt{2},\sqrt{3})

• April 11th 2010, 05:26 PM
apple2009
Prove Q(\sqrt{2}+\sqrt{3})=Q(\sqrt{2},\sqrt{3})
• April 11th 2010, 05:52 PM
NonCommAlg
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let $\alpha=\sqrt{2}+\sqrt{3}.$ then $\frac{1}{\alpha}=\sqrt{3}-\sqrt{2}$ and thus $\sqrt{3}=\frac{\alpha^2+1}{2\alpha} \in \mathbb{Q}(\alpha)$ and $\sqrt{2}=\alpha - \sqrt{3} \in \mathbb{Q}(\alpha).$