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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?

Rational numbers are numbers that can be written as a fraction. Real numbers are any number, including irrationals.

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Surds are normally irrational numbers.

Is the difference of two irrational numbers irrational?

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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?

the limit does not exist

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Can a surd be negative?

No, surds can never be negative.

Who created maths surds?

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!

What is the difference between surds and irrational numbers?

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