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Topic: Archimedes (and Ahmes) square root of 5, 6 and 7
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Milo Gardner

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Re: Archimedes (and Ahmes) square root of 5, 6 and 7
Posted: Dec 26, 2012 2:29 PM
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E.B. Davis attempted to break Archimedes' code in 2010

http://www.mth.kcl.ac.uk/staff/eb_davies/PDFfiles/209.pdf

His approaches did not consider the unit fraction series aspects of the problem. No wonder the 1/2011 final paper did not come close to the actual three step method used by Archimedes.



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