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April 1st, 2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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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.
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April 1st, 2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Re: Pure mathematician proves Pythagorean Theorem Wrong

You are banned from the forum for -.00000001e days.
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April 2nd, 2011, 03:28 AM   #3
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a + b - c = 0
Well, I guess I can't deny it, April Fools' Day is over.
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