# Proofs : Circles and Irrational Numbers

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I. A circle has center (2, 4).

1. Prove that and are not both on the circle.

2. Prove that if the radius is less than 5, then the circle does

not intersect the line given by .

(Please give formal proofs for part 1 & 2.)

II. Prove that is irrational.

(Please prove this by contradiction.)

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Problem #1

1. Proof: (by contradiction)

The circle is centered at . If both and are on this circle, then and they are equal to the radius of the circle. From the distance formula, we have

So . We get a contradiction.

Therefore, ...

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