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Method of Exhaustion

Method of Exhaustion

Eudoxus, Greek mathematician 408-355 BC, developed the idea of seeking mathematical solutions using the $\textit{Method on Exhaustion}$: at this stage, you achieve a more accurate figure. To find an increasingly accurate solution to $\sqrt{2}$, for example, he produced a ladder of numbers. Starting with $1$ and $1$ as the first row, he then added those […]