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pi_314 April 1st, 2011 08:03 AM

Pure mathematician proves Pythagorean Theorem Wrong
 
Apparently he said that it's not really accurate if you want to be picky and the actual formula is c^2 = a^2 + b^2 - 0.000001e, where e is Euler's Number. So yes, there is a bit of inaccuracy here. It was proven using advanced calculus and so it looks like Pythagorean was a bit wrong all along. But obviously, this minor error is not problematic since we have been using it for a few hundred years now. One last thing to note, it's April 1st today and so I wish everyone a happy April fools day.

The Chaz April 1st, 2011 10:27 AM

Re: Pure mathematician proves Pythagorean Theorem Wrong
 
You are banned from the forum for -.00000001e days.

johnny April 2nd, 2011 02:28 AM

a + b - c = 0
Well, I guess I can't deny it, April Fools' Day is over. :wink:


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