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December 13, 2016 AT 2:44 am

Making sense of irrational numbers #MakerEducation

Get a grip on irrational numbers with this video from Ganesh Pai over at TED-Ed.

Like many heroes of Greek myths, the philosopher Hippasus was rumored to have been mortally punished by the gods. But what was his crime? Did he murder guests or disrupt a sacred ritual? No, Hippasus’s transgression was mathematically proving the hitherto unprovable. Ganesh Pai describes the history and math behind irrational numbers.

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