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Topic: sqrt(x) without approximation?
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Virgil

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Re: sqrt(x) without approximation?
Posted: Feb 9, 2013 6:52 PM
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In article <481ec796-f71f-42d0-80d6-032ac736f6be@googlegroups.com>,
forbisgaryg@gmail.com wrote:

> On Saturday, February 9, 2013 1:30:25 PM UTC-8, Virgil wrote:
> > In article
> > <98c9f2d8-e09f-4cc3-aeda-d51f831b840c@k14g2000vbv.googlegroups.com>,
> > JT <jonas.thornvall@gmail.com> wrote:

> > > Is there always such a base for any N that we can write sqrt(N)
> > > without approximation? Would it matter if we use NyaN or standard
> > > bases.

> >
> > No and no!
> >
> > While sqrt(N) for nonsquare N, can be approximated in standard
> > notations, I do not see that there can be any analog to digits to the
> > right of a decimal point for your NyaN numbers.

>
> In base sqrt(n), n is expressed as 100.



But that was not the question asked.
The question asked was "How in NYaN does one write sqrt(n)?"
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