1. ## about nature of roots

Friends kindly enlighten me on the following aspects:

Is 3 + Sq. root of 2 - irrational?

Whether irrational roots occur in pair?

As an example (3+ Sq. root of 2) and (3 - Sq. root of 2)

Hope I have made myself clear.

Thanks.

2. ## Re: about nature of roots

Originally Posted by arangu1508
Friends kindly enlighten me on the following aspects:
Is 3 + Sq. root of 2 - irrational?
Whether irrational roots occur in pair?
As an example (3+ Sq. root of 2) and (3 - Sq. root of 2)
$3+\sqrt{2}$ is an irrational number.
If $\mathbf{r}$ is rational and $\gamma$ is irrational then $\mathbf{r}+\gamma$ is irrational.

If the coefficients of a quadratic are rational then any irrational root has a pairing.

3. ## Re: about nature of roots

Thank you Mr. Plato. Very useful. So the coefficients of a quadratic should be rational for the roots to be (irrational) pair.

4. ## Re: about nature of roots

If all coefficents of a quadratic equation are rational, then the all irrational roots appear in "conjugate pairs". Your statement, "So the coefficients of a quadratic should be rational for the roots to be (irrational) pair", however, is not necessarily true. An obvious example is $\sqrt{3}x^2- 5\sqrt{3}x+ 2\sqrt{3}= 0$ which has irrational coefficients but "irrational pair" roots, $\frac{1\pm\sqrt{17}}{2}$.

5. ## Re: about nature of roots

Originally Posted by arangu1508
Friends kindly enlighten me on the following aspects:

Is 3 + Sq. root of 2 - irrational?

Whether irrational roots occur in pair?

As an example (3+ Sq. root of 2) and (3 - Sq. root of 2)

Hope I have made myself clear.

Thanks.
Suppose j is any rational number, in this case 3. I am a math beginner, but since j + any rational number is equal to a rational number [j + rational number = rational number], 3 + any rational number = a rational number. I know obvious. Now comes the challenge, is 3 + an irrational number equal to an irrational number? When we found out that 3 + any rational number = a rational number, so 3 + any irrational number can't be a rational number or j + irrational number does not equal a rational number. Therefore, j + an irrational number must be irrational also.