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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Jane;

I've seen this one. But maybe I didn't understand it. I thought b had to be irrational and algebraic.

Used to establish that the (gelfond schneider constant)

is transcendental.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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True, has to be algebraic as well.

According to the theorem, the number

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi Jane;

Thats a stunner! I didn't think about that one. Thanks.

By the way that proof he presents is really tough.

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