On 25 Mrz., 21:43, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:
> > That is the question too. Why has never anybody written the complete > > decimal- or binary expansion of a periodic rational? > > Everyone who tried died of boredom before finishing.
In brief: It is impossible. > > No one has ever written down an actual number rather than the name of, > or numeral for, that number, so according to WM's thesis, we might as > well ignore all numbers entirely, as we never actually deal with them > directly.
No. We deal with irrational numbers by using their names. Alas, the set of names is countable.