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Q: When did Pythagoras discovered irrational numbers?
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Who discovered irrational numbers?

Hippasus, However Pythagoras could not accept the existence of irrational numbers, because he believed that all numbers had perfect values. But he could not disprove Hippasus' "irrational numbers" and so Hippasus was thrown overboard and drowned.

Why was Pythagoras known as the father of numbers?

Pythagoras is called the father of numbers because he discovered the Pythagoras theoram.

What happened to the person who discovered irrational numbers?

Little is really ''known'' about this. Stories abound and many conflict. The surest element of the tales is that root 2 was the first number proven irrational. The favourite for "whodunnit" was Hippasus. Many tales are told of his death by drowning. "Whodun'''that"''' has various answers with Pythagoras as the favourite pusher. Other stories have Pythagoras ordering Hippasus drowned for revealing the existence of irrational numbers, which Pythagoras thought should be kept secret.

Did Pythagoras discover prime numbers?

No He discovered how to work out the hypotenuse

What group of mathematicians first discovered the irrational numbers?


When was irrational numbers discovered?

Possibly 5th Century BC

If a is rational and b is rational is a to the b power is rational?

No. For example, 20.5 is irrational; indeed it was one of the first irrational numbers to be discovered.

What are the solutions of irrational numbers?

They are irrational numbers!

What are irrational numbers and why are they irrational?

They are numbers that are infinite

What is a statement irrational numbers?

Irrational numbers are real numbers.

Properties of irrational numbers?

properties of irrational numbers

Are rational numbers is an irrational numbers?

yes * * * * * No. Rational and irrational numbers are two DISJOINT subsets of the real numbers. That is, no rational number is irrational and no irrational is rational.

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