In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, John Gabriel <email@example.com> writes: > On Friday, 3 February 2017 12:32:53 UTC-8, George Cornelius wrote: >> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, konyberg <email@example.com> writes: >> > fredag 3. februar 2017 19.36.04 UTC+1 skrev John Gabriel f=C3=B8lgende: >> >> On Friday, 3 February 2017 08:50:00 UTC-8, WM wrote: >> >>> Am Freitag, 3. Februar 2017 16:56:23 UTC+1 schrieb John Gabriel: >> >>>> On Friday, 3 February 2017 01:16:32 UTC-8, WM wrote: >> >> >>>> Archimedes didn't measure pi. He tried. Many after him have tried. The >> >>>> problem is this: not even "God" can measure pi. It has no measure >> >>>> because it cannot be expressed in terms of any other known number. >> >> e^(pi i) + 1 = 0 >> >> Solve for pi. > > pi = i * ln (-1) > > As you can see, it's nonsense. Ill-formed ideas only give rise to more ill-formed ideas.
It was a joke.
However, it is perfectly legitimate mathematics. And does result in a solution to the problem. Along with some additional ones. Any of which can be used to find the value of pi.