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    Surds

    hey guys so im kinda stuck on surds again

    umm how can you tell what is a surd and what isnt a surd?

    and how are they irrational or not


    thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldplayroxs View Post
    hey guys so im kinda stuck on surds again

    umm how can you tell what is a surd and what isnt a surd?

    and how are they irrational or not


    thanks.

    First of all , irrational numbers are numbers which cannot be expressed in the form \frac{m}{n} , where m and n are integers . Examples of irrational numbers are \sqrt{2} and
    2\sqrt{3}+\sqrt{5} . Thus , irrational numbers such as these are also called surds .

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