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Topic: redefining pi
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Re: redefining pi
Posted: May 7, 2013 12:37 AM
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On 7 Maj, 03:08, david petry <> wrote:
> On Monday, May 6, 2013 3:01:53 AM UTC-7, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > What does the teacher say to the school pupil who asks,
> > "What do you mean by the circumference of a circle?"

> It can be explained intuitively in terms of wrapping a string around a cylinder.

And the number you get by recursively split the sides of polygon into
two will never reach infinity, because geometry can not handle circles
with polygons where the connecting vertices between lines is 180
So is there something wrong with geometry no infinity is simply
inadequate in math since 1/0 have no solution.

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