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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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Do the (sqrt) √51 on your calculator and what do you notice??

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**Ricky****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-12-04
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51: 7.1414284285428499979993998113673

2: 1.4142135623730950488016887242097

Pretty close, but it would have been a really good find if they were exact for 10 digits or so.

"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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But if we were in base-100, then only 5 digits would be a great find!!

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