# Prove not

### Prove not

Prove that any number of the form $a\sqrt{b}+c\sqrt{d}$ where $a,b,c,d \in \mathbb{Z}$ and $b,d\ge0$ is not transcendental.

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### Re: Prove not

MM wrote:Prove that any number of the form $a\sqrt{b}+c\sqrt{d}$ where $a,b,c,d \in \mathbb{Z}$ and $b,d\ge0$ is not transcendental.

multiplying it by $a\sqrt{b}-c\sqrt{d}$ it gives $a^2b-c^2d$, summing it - $2a\sqrt{b}$. So the expression is root of
$x^2-2a\sqrt{b}+a^2b-c^2d=0$. now multiply LHS of this equation by
$x^2+2a\sqrt{b}+a^2b-c^2d=0$, so u get that $a\sqrt{b}+c\sqrt{d}$ is a root of the $(x^2+a^2b-c^2d)^2-4a^2b$ that is with whole coefficients
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