Adam Hrankowski, ADHDFollowMar 27·3 min read·Member-onlyThe Square Root of 2 is IrrationalA visual approachFig. 0: We can construct √2 with compass and straight-edge, Euclid-styleImagine a rectangle with aspect ratio of √2. Dissect it into a grid of tiny squares: u squares long by v squares wide (Figure 1).Fig. 1: A rectangle with aspect ratio √2, divided into numerous itty bitty squares.