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Topic: Math trick? Angst's Theorem??
Replies: 12   Last Post: Dec 4, 2012 8:33 AM

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 Wally W. Posts: 283 Registered: 6/15/11
Re: Math trick? Angst's Theorem??
Posted: Dec 2, 2012 11:57 AM

On Sun, 02 Dec 2012 11:43:07 -0500, pete wrote:

>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 base-10, 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.

Alliteration doesn't change the meaning of a phrase. Nor is the
meaning of a poem enhanced by rhyming.

Some find alliteration, rhyming, or exact repetition in sequences of
digits to be more interesting than when such patterns are absent.

YMMV.

Date Subject Author
11/24/12 Existential Angst
11/24/12 Poutnik
11/24/12 Existential Angst
11/24/12 HH
11/24/12 Wally W.
11/24/12 trj
11/24/12 Lord Androcles, Zeroth Earl of Medway
12/1/12 Sam Wormley
12/2/12 pete
12/2/12 Wally W.
12/2/12 pete
12/2/12 Wally W.
12/4/12 Michael Stemper