, then X is _____ a rational number.
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Step by Step Explanation:
- Rational numbers: A rational number is any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction of two integers, p and q, with the denominator q not equal to zero. Since q may be equal to 1, every integer is a rational number.
For example: reciprocal of is .
- If you look at the question carefully, you will notice that you have = .
⇒ -3 × 3 = X × X
⇒ -9 = X2
⇒ X = √-9
√-9 is not a rational number.
- Thus, X is not a rational number.