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irrational number
They showed two-to-the-power-of-Infinity-minus-one to one against (an irrational number that only has a conventional meaning in Improbability Physics).
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a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number
other ways of saying this:
cannot be expressed as a simple fraction
cannot be expressed as one integer over another — such as 1/2
They showed two-to-the-power-of-Infinity-minus-one to one against (an irrational number that only has a conventional meaning in Improbability Physics).
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And so, in that Greek letter that looks like a shack with a corrugated tin roof, in that elusive, irrational number with which scientists try to understand the universe, I found refuge.