Pythagoras and the myths surrounding his math

Was Pythagoras afraid of beans or a murderer? Did he understand the concept of irrational numbers? Or was he really a cult leader in his own time? Wish our teachers would have explained math and maybe the history of math in this way and maybe we’d have been more fond of this discipline. Who knows.

It seems that in that time mathematics wasn’t numbers, it was between the numbers. It was not so much about the fact that 3 is bigger than 2, just that these two numbers were in a relation with each other – 3:2. Pretty strange, but I got to believe what the mathemusician from the video above is telling. For one thing, she explained why PI is wrong.

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