
Re: Chapt8: welldefined Reals in light of 10^603 #524 Correcting Math 3rd ed
Posted:
Jul 11, 2011 12:54 AM


In article <f8639f7e74394d608fd8855ae0db23a6@v8g2000yqb.googlegroups.com>, Archimedes Plutonium <plutonium.archimedes@gmail.com> wrote:
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> So what is the square root of 2? If Irrationals are just imprecise > notions? Well, you take the square root of 2 out > to 603 decimal places to the right of the decimal point. It is still a > rational number and it is what the square root of > 2 really is....
* Archie: If sqrt(2) is rational (as you say above), it can be written as
sqrt(2) = a/b
where a and b are integers (definition of a rational number.)
Please tell us what integers a and b are.
Thanks,
earle *

