### 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**

**Message:**

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
case?
PS: I would have chosen "Math" as the area of science, but it isn't an
option.
Thanks!
Eric Osman

Re: Why is pi an irrational number?

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