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Making sense of irrational numbers – Ganesh Pai

Ganesh Pai | TED-Ed

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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.

Lesson by Ganesh Pai,.

Animation by Anton Trofimov.