A Week of Cool Math for
Global Math Week 2019

Day 7

Square Root of 2

Ben Orlin had this to say about his Square Root of 2 cartoon: “Irrational numbers are bottomlessly weird. Sometimes I think I’ve gotten used to their strangeness, and I like it when a thought experiment like this one (delivering mail to the square root of 2) can shake me out of my complacency and remind me again of how unfathomable they are.”

Three-panel cartoon of stick figure trying to deliver a box to square root of 2