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


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 wikipage 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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