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# Who is the inventor of irrational numbers?

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An ancient Greek mathematician in the era of Pythagoras is said to have been murdered by his fellow secret society members for discovering the (now well-known) proof that square root of 2 is irrational. Wiki User

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It is believed that Irrational Numbers were known in ancient India but there was no formal proof of their existence as a separate class of numbers. The proof is sometimes attributed to the Greek philosopher, Hippasus (several centuries later, 5th Century BCE).   Earn +20 pts
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### What are the solutions of irrational numbers?

They are irrational numbers!

### What are irrational numbers and why are they irrational?

They are numbers that are infinite

### What is a statement irrational numbers?

Irrational numbers are real numbers.

### Are rational numbers is an irrational numbers?

yes * * * * * No. Rational and irrational numbers are two DISJOINT subsets of the real numbers. That is, no rational number is irrational and no irrational is rational.

### Properties of irrational numbers?

properties of irrational numbers

### Are imaginary numbers irrational numbers?

No. Irrational numbers are real numbers, therefore it is not imaginary.

### Is it true that no irrational numbers are whole numbers?

Yes, no irrational numbers are whole numbers.

### If you add two irrational numbers do you get an irrational number?

Not necessarily. The sum of two irrational numbers can be rational or irrational.

### Are real numbers irrational numbers?

No, but the majority of real numbers are irrational. The set of real numbers is made up from the disjoint subsets of rational numbers and irrational numbers.

### How many irrational numbers are there?

There are an infinite number of irrational numbers.

### Are there irrational numbers that are not rational?

All irrational numbers are not rational.

### True or false irrational numbers are not real numbers?

False. Irrational numbers are real numbers.