# Linked Questions

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### Is there a quick proof as to why the vector space of $\mathbb{R}$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ is infinite-dimensional?

It would seem that one way of proving this would be to show the existence of non-algebraic numbers. Is there a simpler way to show this?
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### Proving that $\left(\mathbb Q[\sqrt p_1,\dots,\sqrt p_n]:\mathbb Q\right)=2^n$ for distinct primes $p_i$.

I have read the following theorem: If $p_1,p_2,\dots,p_n$ are distinct prime numbers, then$$\left(\mathbb Q\left[\sqrt p_1,\dots,\sqrt p_n\right]:\mathbb Q\right)=2^n.$$ I have tried to prove a ...
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### Proving that if $x_1,\dots,x_n$ are rational numbers and $\sqrt{x_1}+\dots\sqrt{x_n}$ is rational, then each $\sqrt{x_i}$ is rational as well

I'm having a hard time with the following problem: Let $x_1,x_2...x_n$ be rational numbers. Prove that if the sum $\sqrt{x_1}+\sqrt{x_2}+...+\sqrt{x_n}$ is rational, then all $\sqrt{x_i}$ are ...
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### Using the fact that $\sqrt{n}$ is an irrational number whenever $n$ is not a perfect square, show $\sqrt{3} + \sqrt{7} + \sqrt{21}$ is irrational.

Question: Using the fact that $\sqrt{n}$ is an irrational number whenever $n$ is not a perfect square, show $\sqrt{3} + \sqrt{7} + \sqrt{21}$ is irrational. Following from the question, I tried: ...
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### Show that $a，b，c, \sqrt{a}+ \sqrt{b}+\sqrt{c} \in\mathbb Q \implies \sqrt{a},\sqrt{b},\sqrt{c} \in\mathbb Q$

Assume that $a，b，c, \sqrt{a}+ \sqrt{b}+\sqrt{c} \in\mathbb Q$ are rational，prove $\sqrt{a},\sqrt{b},\sqrt{c} \in\mathbb Q$,are rational. I know that can be proved, would like to know that there is ...
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### Are square root binomials unique?

In Euclid we find the notion of a binomial, its simply a sum $s = \sqrt{a}+\sqrt{b}$ of two square roots $\sqrt{a}$ and $\sqrt{b}$. Lets say such a sum is simple iff $a$ and $b$ are positive non-zero ...
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Is $\mathbf{Q}(\sqrt{2},\sqrt{3}) = \mathbf{Q}(\sqrt{6})$? If $\mathbf{Q}(\sqrt{2},\sqrt{3})=\{a+b\sqrt{2}+c\sqrt{3}+d\sqrt{6}\mid a,b,c,d\in\mathbf{Q}\}$ and $\mathbf{Q}(\sqrt{6})= \{a+b\sqrt{6} | ... 2answers 132 views ### Is$(5+\sqrt2)^n$ever an integer for$n \in \Bbb Z \setminus \{0\}$? In general, I would like to prove that if$m>2$is an integer, then$(5+\sqrt[m]2)^n$is never an integer (unless for$n=0$). First, I'm interested in the simple case$m=3$(I already solved it ... 1answer 547 views ### Is the sum of the square roots of all natural numbers up to n whole for any value of n other than 1? For the summation$\sum_{n=0}^x \sqrt{n}$are there any values of$x\$ where the summation equals a whole number other than 1?

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