My name is Kellie. I am a student at Faulkner University in Montgomery. I have two Math questions.

  1. Is it possible to write pi as a fraction?

  2. Is it possible to write the square root of 2 as a fraction.. Explain why?

Hi Kellie,

  1. Pi is not a rational number. This means that you cannot express pi as the ratio of two integers. In our database there is a note by Claude and Penny called Pi that has more information on this question.

  2. If you search in the Quandaries and Queries database for the keyword irrational you will find a note called Root 17 is Irrational that will help answer your question

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