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Re: Brainteaser n
Posted:
Jan 14, 2003 4:04 AM


"David C Ullrich" <ullrich@math.okstate.edu> wrote in message news://fsj62vs5tbv4jamnvddijkp7pnsuk8gs7m@4ax.com...
> On 13 Jan 2003 20:57:33 +0100, AnonymousRemailer@See.Comment.Header > (Bourbaki) wrote: > > >On Mon 13 Jan 2003 09:38:12 0000 "The Last Danish Pastry" > ><naturoplevelse.elbow@aol.com> wrote > > > >>"the product of the first 111 repunits" > >> > >> > >>Clive Tooth > > > > > > :) > > > >Given the lottery of who lives where and who sees what first, you were one > >of the four I expected to first crack it. > > Well, if "the product of the first 111 repunits" is the answer then > it wasn't just a "test of your powers of inspection and inductive > logic" as claimed  it requires that we know what a repunit is. > > Which raises an obvious question: what the heck is a repunit?
A repunit is something that no real mathematician would know about. It is simply an integer whose decimal representation is a string of ones. [The definition is occasionally extended to bases other than ten.]
 Clive Tooth



