Can anyone figure out the relevance of this number?

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Offline LeeE

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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:)
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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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

...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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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.

...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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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:)

...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!