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April 1st, 2011, 09:03 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 13 Thanks: 0  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.

April 1st, 2011, 11:27 AM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Nov 2009 From: Northwest Arkansas Posts: 2,767 Thanks: 5  Re: Pure mathematician proves Pythagorean Theorem Wrong
You are banned from the forum for .00000001e days.

April 2nd, 2011, 03:28 AM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2007 Posts: 2,140 Thanks: 0 
a² + b²  c² = 0 Well, I guess I can't deny it, April Fools' Day is over. 

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