Posted by **someone unknown** on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 5:51pm.

Using the numbers 5, 8, and 24, create a problem using no more than four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square, square root, cube, cube root) where the solution will be an irrational number. Explain why the result of your operations is an irrational number.

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**Steve**, Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 5:55pm
Man, if you toss in a √ or ∛, almost any combination of the numbers will be irrational.

√(5*8*24)

√(5+8+24)

√(5/8+24)

and so on

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**Anonymous**, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:40am
Write a translation rule that maps point D(7, –3) onto point D'(2, 5).

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