Virgil
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Re: Can a fraction have none noneending and nonerepeating decimal representation?
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Aug 2, 2013 2:08 PM


In article <a1a2f36fb8894902907470ed4554acb4@googlegroups.com>, jonas.thornvall@gmail.com wrote:
> > If you still think that pi is a rational number, perhaps you can > > > > tell us what rational number it is: > > > > > > > > pi = p/q for some integers p and q. > > > > > > > > What are p and q? > > > > > > > >  Richard > > Well you can work it out just the way i did. If you actually did work it out, you should be able to tell us the p and q that you arrived at whose quotient exactly equals pi.
> I told you how and you are the mathecians not me.
The thing is that a number of mathematicians have been able to prove conclusively that pi is not rational,. i.e. cannot be expressed as the quotient of two integers.
Every algebraic number, including all rational numbers, is the solution of a polynomial equation in one variable with integer coefficients, and there are several proofs that pi is NOT the solution to any such equation.
Learn a little mathematics before trying to teach any. 

