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Hossam Aboulfotouh

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How old is the square root of 2?
Posted: Mar 25, 2009 3:33 AM
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How old is the square root of 2?

And, is it possible to live without it? If, yes, does the square will remain the same?

This wiki-page shows old endeavors to write the square root of 2 in fractions; is there any other figures in the Ancient Egyptian Math? If, no, why they did not have one, despite they had known the square?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_root_of_2

Forgave me if you see the above within the realm of the naive notions; and please be specific if you intend to answer.

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Hossam Aboulfotouh
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