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Problem of the Week 1039

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What is the area (to six significant digits) of the region of the x-y plane in which

e−(y + x3)2 is greater than (y2 / 32) + esin y?

Download a PDF typeset form for the statement of this problem.

Source: L. Trefethen, in the appendix of further problems in the book: The SIAM 100-Digit Challenge, by F. Bornemann, D. Laurie, S. Wagon, and J. Waldvogel.

© Copyright 2005 Stan Wagon. Reproduced with permission.

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5 October 2005