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Subject: Why is pi an irrational number?

Date: Tue Oct 5 12:12:33 1999
Posted by Eric Osman
Grade level: grad (science) School: None
City: Scholls State/Province: Oregon Country: USA
Area of science: Other
ID: 939139953.Ot

I'm not asking for a proof that pi is an irrational number.  One way to
interpret the fact that pi is an irrational number is to say that there
is no exact relationship between a circle's diameter and circumference.
You can estimate it as accurately as you like, but you can never know it
exactly.  Does anyone know or even have a theory as to why this is the

PS: I would have chosen "Math" as the area of science, but it isn't an


Eric Osman

Re: Why is pi an irrational number?

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