But it turns out that books disproves the statement saying \$sqrt2cdotsqrt2=2\$ which is a rational number and hence Product of two irrational number need not always be irrational. Which I find convincing.

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Can someone please point out where am I going wrong in my proof?

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edited Jan 11 "15 at 17:35 Martin Sleziak
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The negation of the assertion <Is the product of two irrational numbers> is the assertion <Is not the product of two irrational numbers>. There is no a priori reason to expect that the assertion <Is not the product of two irrational numbers> is equivalent to the assertion <Is the product of two rational numbers> (and in fact these last two are not equivalent).

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Disprove:

Let \$sqrt2\$ be the irrational number. Then \$sqrt2 imes sqrt2=|2|\$, which is rational. So, the product of two irrational numbers is not always irrational

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Some more examples are

\$\$sqrt8×sqrt2=sqrt16 =4\$\$

\$\$sqrt2×sqrt32=sqrt64 =8\$\$

\$\$sqrt5×sqrt5=sqrt25 =5\$\$

In this way product of two irrational number is rational.

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edited Jul 25 "15 at 18:26 Peter Woolfitt
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