Monday, November 08, 2010

Transcendental Addition

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Some numbers transcend ordinary mathematics the way a good pie transcends ordinary desserts.

Oddly enough, it isn't known whether the sum of pi and e is transcendental.

Evenly enough, this comic was suggested from a comment made on a recent Spiked Math comic.

1 comment:

Spiked Math said...

Yummy transcendental fat.

Oddly enough, Google returns several websites that use the phrase "transcendental fat".

Evenly enough, by the commutative property of addition, "epi" would also cost $5.85.