### If

=

, then X is _____ a rational number.

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**Answer: **not

**Step by Step Explanation: ****Rational numbers:** A rational number is any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction of two integers, p and q, with the denominator q not equal to zero. Since q may be equal to 1, every integer is a rational number.

For example: reciprocal of is .- If you look at the question carefully, you will notice that you have = .

Now, =

⇒ -3 × 3 = X × X

⇒ -9 = X^{2}

⇒ X = √-9

√-9 is not a rational number. - Thus, X is not a rational number.