Transcendental Numbers

In a previous post, “Magnificent Pi”, I mentioned that pi is an irrational number, but it is also a transcendental number. A transcendental number is a number that is not algebraic; it is not a root of a non-zero polynomial equation with rational coefficients.  What does that mean?

Numberphile has a video that explains what it means for a number to be algebraic or transcendental.

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