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Topic: Calculating Pi using polygon sides sum / radius
Replies: 40   Last Post: Aug 2, 2013 5:27 PM

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 Virgil Posts: 8,833 Registered: 1/6/11
Re: Calculating Pi using polygon sides sum / radius
Posted: Aug 1, 2013 6:08 PM

jonas.thornvall@gmail.com wrote:

> Den torsdagen den 1:e augusti 2013 kl. 23:47:45 UTC+2 skrev Virgil:
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> > jonas.thornvall@gmail.com wrote:
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> > > Their [the ancients] geometric calculations used exact fractions instead
> > > of halfbaked

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> > > decimals.
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> > Which meant that they could not find the length of the diagonal to a
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> > unit square, as it is not an exact fraction.
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> > --

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> I think they knew howto multiply the dividend.

What "dividend"?

The diagonal of a unit square does not have a dividend.
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