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Roots that are irrational are called surds.

There are Irrational Numbers that are not surds since they are not roots of any equation.

For example, Pi.

Rational roots, such as square root of 4, are not surds.

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Is there a rational number between any two irrational numbers?

Yes. To find it, evaluate both irrationals until the numbers show a difference in one of their later digits. Truncate the irrationals after this digit, sum them, then divide by 2. Job done.


Difference between real and rational number?

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No. Surds are a part of maths, and are the opposite of powers.


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What are like surds?

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What does irrationals mean?

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Whoever it was who discovered that if you had a square whose sides were one unit long, the lengths of its diagonals were sqrt(2) - surds!


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