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



pete
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Re: Math trick? Angst's Theorem??
Posted:
Dec 2, 2012 11:43 AM


Wally W. wrote: > > On Sun, 02 Dec 2012 07:49:17 0500, pete wrote: > > >Existential Angst wrote: > >> > >> 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?? > > > > > >Take sq rt of N, to as many places as poss.. > > N = 3: > > sqrt(N)= 1.7320508075689 > > >Then take recip. > > 1/N = 0.57735026918963 > > >What do you see? > > Nothing immediately interesting. > > When working in base10, I see interesting things only when N is an > integral power of 10.
0.3162277660168 being one tenth of 3.162277660168 isn't really interesting at all.
Just like 0.57735026918963 being one third of 1.7320508075689 isn't really interesting either.
 pete



