# Math Help - Transcendental

1. ## Transcendental

Assuming the pi is transcendental over Q, prove that (pi)^2 is also transcendental over Q

2. Originally Posted by Coda202
Assuming the pi is transcendental over Q, prove that (pi)^2 is also transcendental over Q
If $\pi^2$ was a root of the rational polynomial $P(x)$, then $\pi$ would be a root of $P(x^2)$.