# Math Help - Radical ideal

Let $I= \subset \mathbb{C}[x,y]$ be an ideal generated by a linear and an irreducible quadratic polynomial.

Suppose that $g\in \sqrt{I}$. Show that $g^2\in I$

2. Originally Posted by KaKa
Let $I= \subset \mathbb{C}[x,y]$ be an ideal generated by a linear and an irreducible quadratic polynomial.

Suppose that $g\in \sqrt{I}$. Show that $g^2\in I$
Is it not true that the definition of $\sqrt{I}$ is $\{ h | h^2 \in I \}$?
Thus, what you are asking is simply a definition.

3. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
Is it not true that the definition of $\sqrt{I}$ is $\{ h | h^2 \in I \}$?
no. the definition is: $\sqrt{I}=\{h | \ \exists n \in \mathbb{N}: \ h^n \in I \}.$ i don't like this problem very much, but i might think about it.