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Topic: Can a fraction have none noneending and nonerepeating decimal representation?
Replies: 108   Last Post: Aug 16, 2013 5:22 PM

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 Brian Q. Hutchings Posts: 6,427 Registered: 12/6/04
the surfer's value (Nicholas de Cusa proved that pi was
transcendental in the 15th cue (http://21stcenturysciencetech.com

Posted: Aug 4, 2013 12:38 AM

I guess, you don't get it,
the use of the symbol for pi, so that
the relations are very simple.

any approximation of pi by the method of Archimedes,
using successive multiplication by two,
which is compass-constructible, jut gets closer to the "real" value of pi.

Gauss uncovered the importance of the Fermat primes, so,
circumscribed 65537-gon (2^(2^h) + 1, h = 0, 1, 2, 3;
this is the only problem de Fermatttt that is still open, although
we still need his proof of "le theorem fernier"

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