Having a slow day at work and reading about the history of people thinking they can square the circle
@DialMforMara what is a circle squarer?
@Jmaurer @DialMforMara since I was wondering the same thing, Wikipedia defines squaring the circle as:
“Squaring the circle is a problem proposed by ancient geometers. It is the challenge of constructing a square with the same area as a given circle by using only a finite number of steps with compass and straightedge”
Apparently it was proven to be impossible in 1882 but people have been claiming they’ve solved it ever since, usually by doing terrible things like redefining pi
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