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Topic: pi + e
Replies: 46   Last Post: Nov 9, 2005 8:52 PM

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 Phil Carmody Posts: 2,219 Registered: 12/7/04
Re: pi + e
Posted: Nov 16, 2004 8:00 AM

"G.A." &lt;smNOecklSPAMers@hotmTHANKSail.com&gt; writes:
&gt; "Robert Israel" &lt;israel@math.ubc.ca&gt; wrote in message
&gt; <a href="news://cncjt1\$gb9\$1@nntp.itservices.ubc.ca...">news://cncjt1\$gb9\$1@nntp.itservices.ubc.ca...</a>
&gt; &gt; In article &lt;LsqdncyEcPWZTQTcRVnyhA@casema.nl&gt;,
&gt; &gt; Thinus Pollard &lt;thinusp@gmail.com&gt; wrote:
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; &gt;Given the above, what's the difference between irrational and
&gt; &gt; &gt;transcendal numbers? I read, only a few days ago, e is transcendal, pi
&gt; &gt; &gt;is transcendal, but it's unknown if pi + e is. Are these two concepts
&gt; &gt; &gt;related?
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; The word is "transcendental", not "transcendal". A number x is
&gt; &gt; transcendental if there is no polynomial of degree at least 1
&gt; &gt; with rational coefficients that has x as a root. All transcendental
&gt; &gt; numbers are irrational, but not all irrational numbers are
&gt; &gt; transcendental.
&gt; &gt;
&gt;
&gt; Also, 100% of real numbers are transcendental.

Almost all != all.

Phil
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