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    Irrational Uncountability proof

    To Prove: The set R (reals) - Q (rationals) of irrational numbers is uncountable.

    How does one go about proving that the set of irrational numbers is uncountable? Does the cardinality come into play? Any help would be appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstarks44444 View Post
    To Prove: The set R (reals) - Q (rationals) of irrational numbers is uncountable.

    How does one go about proving that the set of irrational numbers is uncountable? Does the cardinality come into play? Any help would be appreciated!

    First prove the reals \mathbb{R} are uncountable, and then your question is immediate, as a countable union of

    countable sets is countable, let alone a finite union.

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