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Vedic Math

If you want to pass your math exams, learn Sanskrit: “My point is that a

verse may extol a god, but … if it also gives the value of pi to 30

decimals, it cannot be a coincidence or desperate translation.”

Many European mathematicians have in fact been attracted to Sanskrit. This

great 19th-century algebraist, for example, wrote a Sanskrit dictionary still in use today.


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