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It's got nothing to do with being irrational, it is simply not helpful to talk about this task as 'endless'.hmm... i thought there was no exact solution for t when A and B are both rational... (or t is irrational)

It is true that it is not possible to write down an 'exact' solution to the problem, but neither is it possible to write down the 'exact' value of 1/3 (a rational number) in the decimal number system, would you refer to that as endless?

There are things in mathematics which are 'endless', such as searching for the limit of the sum ## 1 + \frac12 + \frac13 + \frac 14 ... ##, but that is not the situation we have here.