Which of the following numbers is irrational?
Question:

Which of the following numbers is irrational?

(a) $\sqrt{\frac{4}{9}}$

(b) $\frac{\sqrt{1250}}{\sqrt{8}}$

(c) $\sqrt{8}$

(d) $\frac{\sqrt{24}}{\sqrt{6}}$

 

Solution:

Since,

$\sqrt{\frac{4}{9}}=\frac{2}{3}$, which is a rational number,

$\frac{\sqrt{1250}}{\sqrt{8}}=\sqrt{\frac{1250}{8}}=\sqrt{\frac{625}{4}}=\frac{25}{2}$, which is a rational number,

$\sqrt{8}=2 \sqrt{2}$, which is an irrational number, and

$\frac{\sqrt{24}}{\sqrt{6}}=\sqrt{\frac{24}{6}}=\sqrt{4}=2$, which is a rational number

Hence, the correct option is (c).

 

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