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The number is 0.772453851 (to nine decimal places)

It's a mathmatical constant that you won't simply find via Google.

A round of applause to the first person to work out it's derivation and how it can be used:)


 

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« Reply #1 on: 09/05/2008 02:39:51 »
Actually, you will now find it via google !!

Guess where it takes you ?  ;)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 09/05/2008 02:58:35 »
Actually, is it the square root of something nice and tasty and then divided by ten ?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 09/05/2008 03:07:33 »
7.72453851*7.7245381 pi does not make :D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 09/05/2008 05:31:08 »
It is the log to the base 10 of 5.9218015728512612429287413744383

 

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« Reply #5 on: 09/05/2008 12:35:37 »
 sq rt pi - 1
« Last Edit: 09/05/2008 12:48:35 by Pumblechook »
 

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« Reply #6 on: 09/05/2008 16:13:38 »
NeilP was close but Pumblechook got it:)  <round of applause>

You can use it to get the side of a square having equal area to a circle of radius r by

 r + rk

where k = 0.772453851

 

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« Reply #7 on: 09/05/2008 21:11:12 »
So what is the question to this answer - 9W ?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 09/05/2008 21:29:40 »
How do I type an upside-down '6M'?

or...

Is this the question to that answer? ...and please don't call me 9W.

 

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« Reply #9 on: 09/05/2008 21:41:49 »
"Do you spell your name with a V, Herr Wagner?"
 

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« Reply #10 on: 09/05/2008 22:04:51 »
Lol - thought the answer was a clue and it was only when I gave up and tried googling it that I got it:)

 

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