##### Question 9.6.7

I want to express $\sqrt2$ as a fraction $\frac{a}{b}$ (where $a$ and $b$ are natural numbers). I want to find the simplest fraction, so $a$ and $b$ can’t have any common factors. Prove that this cannot be done. There is an interesting history behind this problem (see Section 11.2: Pythagoras' Theorem). Show hint