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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Math Conundrum

I was surprised to read over at another blog that there is no precise solution to this math problem; seems simple enough there would be one, but appearances can be deceptive.
It turns out there is an answer (to what is known as "Mrs. Miniver's problem") but it involves a transcendental number, and thus is only approximate.

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