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    OBEYDUR RAHMAN Posts: 5, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 25, 2009, 11:11 AM
    Prove that there is infinte rational number between two rational number?
    Prove that there is infinite rational number between two rational number?
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    Unknown008 Posts: 8,076, Reputation: 723
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    Jul 25, 2009, 11:53 AM

    Let's take two rational numbers, 1 and 2.

    Just in the middle, you have 3/2.
    Between 1 and 3/2, you have 5/4 and between 3/2 and 2, you have 7/4.
    Between 1 and 5/4, you have 9/8.
    Then, you'll have 17/16, then 33/32, then 65/64, and so on, to infinity.
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    galactus Posts: 2,271, Reputation: 282
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    Jul 25, 2009, 11:57 AM
    If we take the average of two rationals called p and q, then we have (p+q)/2

    If we let p=a/b and q=c/d, then we get

    Since ad+bc and 2bd are integers we have shown there is another rational between two rationals. This can be projected on and on infinitely.

    EDIT: To would appear Unknown beat me... alas

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