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Re: Need help on this interesting fact
Posted:
Oct 21, 2003 4:54 PM


On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 18:42:32 GMT, MB <mel@invalid.invalid> wrote, in part: > I saw this on a tshirt: > > (pi^4 + pi^5)^(1/6) = e > > This piqued my curiosity. I confirmed the truism on my calculator, but I > can't seem to prove it. > > Can someone supply the proof or give me some hints?
Apparently it's only approximately true: see http://www.math.niu.edu/~rusin/knownmath/99/near_int (near the top; use your Web browser to search in the page for the string 'pi^' (no quotes)).
Michael Hamm Since midSeptember of 2003, BA scl Math, PBK, NYU I've been erasing too much UBE. msh210@math.wustl.edu Of a reply, then, if you have been cheated, http://math.wustl.edu/~msh210/ Likely your mail's by mistake been deleted.
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