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Math trick? Angst's Theorem??
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Dec 4, 2012 8:33 AM




Re: Math trick? Angst's Theorem??
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Nov 24, 2012 3:30 AM


"Poutnik" <poutnik@privacy.invalid> wrote in message news:MPG.2b1aa189ee43e121b7f@news.eternalseptember.org... > > Existential Angst from fitcat@optonline.net > posted Sat, 24 Nov 2012 03:14:21 0500 > > >> >> Try this on a calculator/spreadsheet: >> >> Take sq rt of 10, to as many places as poss.. Then take recip. What do >> you >> see? >> For the calculationally lazy: 3.162277660168 > .3162277660168... >> !!!! >> Weird coincidence? Predictable?? >> Angst's Theorem?? > > Why to search for mystery ? > > 1/x = x / 10 > 1 = x^2 / 10 > 10 = x^2 > x = sqrt(10)
Hmmm..... I guess my hunt for my own theorem will continue.... Heh, but you know what?? I'll bet half the assholes here didn't catch this.... lol  EA
> > >  > Poutnik > > Current way of spaced quoting by GoogleGroups is disaster, > if combined with no quoting by some GG users.



