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This is about freaking pi not rocket science. It does not require anything complicated.
I'd like to see that number system. You got a link to it?
Originally posted by LilDudeissocool
> Pi expressed as not being a whole number within our 10 digit number system is merely a coincidence, meaning, there are number systems that can be constructed where the pi ratio would land on a whole number.
That's an approximation of pi. I can see how you can do something with an approximation...but I guess you can't really come up with a numbering system that will make pi a whole number as you claimed, and by pi I mean not an approximation of it.
Originally posted by LilDudeissocool
The constant ratio between the circumference and its diameter of a circle expressed as a value is 3.14159265358979324.
> Pi is a ratio nothing less or more.
> Any ratio can be expressed as a numerical value.
> All numerical values such as 3.14159 bla bla bla are expressed within the 10 digit number system we use.
> Pi expressed as not being a whole number within our 10 digit number system is merely a coincidence, meaning, there are number systems that can be constructed where the pi ratio would land on a whole number.
The number of number systems that can be created are infinite.
> 3.14 numbering system? At least you are comprehending my point.
Originally posted by Astyanax
reply to post by LilDudeissocool
> All numerical values such as 3.14159 bla bla bla are expressed within the 10 digit number system we use.
Wrong.
That seventh is pi.
7/7 a diameter which is 7 * π. = 21.99114858 bla bla bla which in its own right is a whole number, the numerical value of a diameter.
The circumference of a circle can be a whole number also.
You are arguing a moot subject, can't you realize this? You are arguing numbers not geometry.
π is also a transcendental number, which implies, among other things, that no finite sequence of algebraic operations on integers (powers, roots, sums, etc.) can render its value; proving this fact was a significant mathematical achievement of the 19th century. Source
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Who knows if we had 3.14 fingers instead of 10 we might be using base 3.14? (that's a joke)
The repeating number pattern that solves pi and demonstrates it to be a whole number.