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Topic: [HM] First incommensurables, Theaetetus, etc
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Michael Deakin

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Re: [HM] First incommensurables, Theaetetus, etc
Posted: Dec 21, 1998 8:57 PM
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> It could certainly have meant the diagonal and side of a pentagon, whose
> incommensurability is even easier to prove from the Euclidean algorithm
> than that of the diagonal and side of a square.
>

This is precisely the von Fritz claim, and what Ash made even easier
by using a golden rectangle, but the problem is the lack of any
significant documentation.

Mike Deakin




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