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irrational number


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irrational number
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NUMBER+R-A-T-I-O-N-A-L+NOT

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NUMBER+RATIO+negative head movement


Definition
a real number that cannot be written as a ratio or quotient of two integers.
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Thousands of years ago while sailing, Hippasus was the first to prove that the square root of 2 is an irrational number. His fellow mathematicians were so upset when they learned that there was a number that couldn't be written as a ratio that they threw Hippasus into the sea.
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