2018 Question 7

This 2018 CBSE class 10 Maths 2 mark question is from real numbers. How to prove whether a given number is an irrational number? A standard NCERT text book question.

Question 7: Given that √2 is irrational, prove that (5 + 3√2) is an irrational number.

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Let us assume the contrary.

i.e; 5 + 3√2 is rational

∴ 5 + 3√2 = \\frac{a}{b}), where ‘a’ and ‘b’ are coprime integers and b ≠ 0

3√2 = \\frac{a}{b}) – 5

3√2 = \\frac{a - 5b}{b})

Or √2 = \\frac{a - 5b}{3b})

Because ‘a’ and ‘b’ are integers \\frac{a - 5b}{3b}) is rational

That contradicts the fact that √2 is irrational.

The contradiction is because of the incorrect assumption that (5 + 3√2) is rational.

So, 5 + 3√2 is irrational.

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1. Section A | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 1 Mark **Questions 1 to 6**

2. Section B | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 2 Mark **Question 7** | Real Numbers - Irrational Numbers

3. Section B | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 2 Mark **Question 8** | Linear Equations in 2 variables

4. Section B | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 2 Mark **Question 9** | Sum of Arithmetic Progressions

5. Section B | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 2 Mark **Question 10** | Coordinate Geometry Section Formula

6. Section B | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 2 Mark **Question 11** | Probability of Rolling 2 dice

7. Section B | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 2 Mark **Question 12** | Probability of selecting numbers

8. Section C | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 13** | Real Numbers - LCM & HCF

9. Section C | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 14** | Polynomial Factorization

10. Section C | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 15A** | Coordinate Geometry - Parallelogram

11. Section C | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 15B** | Coordinate Geometry - Area of Triangles

12. Section C | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 16** | Quadratic Equations - Speed Time Distance

13. Section C | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 17** | Similar & Congruent Triangles

14. Section C | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 19** | Trigonometric Ratios

15. Section C | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 20** | Areas related to circles - sector area

16. Section C | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 21** | Surface Areas & Volumes - Cylinder, hemisphere and cone

17. Section C | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 22** | Statistics - Median

18. Section D | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 23** | Quadratic Equations _ Speed Distance Time

19. Section D | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 24** | Arithmetic Progressions

20. Section D | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 25A** | Equilateral & Right Triangles and Congruence

21. Section D | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 25B** | Pythagoram Theorem Proof

22. Section D | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 27** | Trigonometric Ratios & Identities

23. Section D | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 28** | Surface Area of Frustum

24. Section D | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 29** | Applications of Trigonometry - Heights & Distances

25. Section D | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 30** | Statistics - 2 Alternatives

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