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Prove directly that between any two rational numbers there exists a rational number.
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Let a and b are two rational numbers such that a<b .
`a,b in Q` , Q is set of rational numbers.
`a=p/q and b=r/s`
by def of rational numbers .
`=(1/2)((ps+rq)/(qs)) in Q`
`a<(a+b)/2<b` , this proves there exist at least one rational number between a and b.
Posted by aruv on September 12, 2013 at 9:43 AM (Answer #1)
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