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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Can you do that? Good luck!

"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?

3.141592653589793238...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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999*(9+9/9)+9*9/9

There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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:clap

"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?

3.141592653589793238...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi Bobby,

Your last solution has only eight nines.

W|A didn't like that one (can't think logically, I suppose).

M first said "General::ovfl: Overflow occurred in computation", but then it gave the answer 9999 anyway.

"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Bravo! Bravo!

"What is the square root of 2? 1.4141592653589793238" Seriously, I thought it was that. Too round?

3.141592653589793238...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Yes, it did look like there were only 8 nines there. I changed it.

He was right to say overflow but of course yours is right too.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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**{7/3}****Member**- Registered: 2013-02-11
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9999=min(9999,99999)

There are 10 kinds of people in the world,people who understand binary and people who don't.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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*Last edited by phrontister (2013-05-24 04:46:50)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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9(9-9+9999/√9/√9)=9999

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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*Last edited by phrontister (2013-05-24 04:30:37)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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9999 occurrs in the 999999999 we are using.

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Why, so it does! How did you do that?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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*Last edited by phrontister (2013-05-24 22:30:15)*

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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9*9=81 (2 nines)

81*99=8,019 (4 nines)

8,019+(99*9)=8,910 (7 nines)

concat(8+1,9+0),(9,9) (9 nines)

Horray! 9,999 using 9 nines!

3.141592653589793238...

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