This blog is about Simon, a young gifted mathematician and programmer, who had to move from Amsterdam to Antwerp to be able to study at the level that fits his talent, i.e. homeschool.

How to Square a Circle

Inspired by yet another Numberphile video, Simon is explaining why it’s impossible to turn a circle into a square with the same area using only the tools that the ancient Greeks had (this is one of the famous unsolvable math problems from Ancient Greece). We have seen, however, that the brilliant Murderous Math team have found a solution to squaring a circle! It was quite difficult to find the link to that exact page on the Murderous Math website (Simon had to dig into the html code to find it), but here it is: murderousmaths.co.uk/books/MMoE/sqcirc.htm