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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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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 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.
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.



