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#1 2011-03-05 23:51:06

handsonmath
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Would Weight and Height Be Considered Rational or Irrational

I've wondered about this question for some time now

 

#2 2011-03-06 00:09:14

bobbym
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Re: Would Weight and Height Be Considered Rational or Irrational

Hi;

I am not sure the question has meaning. Those are mathematical terms, they represent sets. In the real world we have mostly measurements. They are accurate to some specified amount of decimal places. Even though we may be talking about a hypotenuse we say 1.41 miles not square root of 2 miles. Since measurements are terminating decimals the answer in my opinion is Rational.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.
 

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