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Rigil Kent (July 27, 2012, 06:19:32 AM):
Nominal, cardinal or ordinal, several numbers are often instantly (or eventually) recognisable. So without peeking, who can identify the three below?

22/7

46664

149,597,870.7


Rigil

st0nes (July 27, 2012, 06:43:33 AM):
Nominal, cardinal or ordinal, several numbers are often instantly (or eventually) recognisable. So without peeking, who can identify the three below?

22/7

46664

149,597,870.7


Rigil


Pi
Nelson Mandela's prison number
My bank balance
Faerie (July 27, 2012, 07:37:25 AM):
My bank balance

Are you single?

;D

st0nes (July 27, 2012, 07:56:09 AM):
My bank balance

Are you single?

;D


Unfortunately not.
Mefiante (July 27, 2012, 08:17:16 AM):
The third number is the conversion from AU to km.

(They lied to you at school. 22/7 is not π. It’s a rational approximation to π that already fails at the third decimal. π is a transcendental number which means it has no finite expression involving only rationals and/or surds. A better rational approximation is 333/106. An even better one is 103,993/33102.)

2.718281828459…

½ (1+√5)

7.29735×10–3

6.022×1023

0.577215664901…

299,792,458

As the man said, no peeking.

'Luthon64

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