There is a particular type of number that is so common we have keys on calculators to handle them.
However, thousands of years ago, their discovery was so upsetting to one group that it may have led to the destruction of their religion and possibly the murder of the man who made the discovery.
Today, they are commonplace enough to be taught in grade schools.
Learn more about irrational numbers and their place in the world of mathematics on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
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