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Topic: NyaN fractions and partitioning of Naturals into other NyaN bases
then ternary.

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Re: NyaN fractions and partitioning of Naturals into other NyaN bases
then ternary.

Posted: Mar 16, 2013 1:52 AM
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On 3/16/2013 12:31 AM, Virgil wrote:
> In article <>,
> fom <> wrote:

>> On 3/15/2013 12:39 PM, FredJeffries wrote:
>>> On Mar 15, 9:27 am, JT <> wrote:
>>>> Another thing i always wondered why is radians used and not fractions
>>>> to describe angles, i mean the unit circle has one turn?


>> What is the linear measure of the locus comprising "one turn"?
>> What fraction of "one turn" is a semicircle?
>> What is the length of the chord associated with a semicircle?
>> As for fractions, what was the earliest estimate for pi?
>> (hint: pi=3)
>> As for fractions, what numerical base did those early
>> mathematical pioneers use for counting?
>> (hint: 60)
>> So, who is to blame for the stupid mathematics (pi=/=3)
>> that the stupid mathematicians keep pushing on practical
>> people?
>> (I don't know. But legend has it that the Pythagoreans
>> threw him over the side of a boat at sea.)

> I thought that fatal dunking was for showing the irrationality of the
> square root of 2.

That is how the legend goes. But I had simply been
thinking how incommensurable is incommensurable.
He is attributed with the first.

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