# A Simplish One

royalchicken
Posers and Puzzles 02 Jun '03 20:51
1. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
02 Jun '03 20:51
Find the positive integer n such that 1/n is as close a possible to sqrt(123456789).

Then post it.
2. 03 Jun '03 08:19
eh? I think I missunderstand the question.
I'd say '1' was the answer. 1 / 1 is closest to the positive root solution, while 1 / infinity would give the closest value to the -ve root solution, but it isn't as close as 1.
3. 03 Jun '03 13:33
Yeah, not sure I get this one either - root 123456789 is roughly +/- 11111, so 1/n = 11111; n = 0.0009 so the positive integer closest is 1. Are we barking up the right tree?
4. 03 Jun '03 14:19
I'll have to agree. From how I understand your question, 1 should be the correct answer.
5. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
03 Jun '03 21:47
Yes...you're all right. I meant to ask..'closest to the fractional part of sqrt(123456789)'. The 1 bit is obvious the way I asked, and that is no fun ðŸ˜‰.
6. richjohnson
TANSTAAFL
03 Jun '03 23:37
Originally posted by royalchicken
Yes...you're all right. I meant to ask..'closest to the fractional part of sqrt(123456789)'. The 1 bit is obvious the way I asked, and that is no fun ðŸ˜‰.
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7. royalchicken
CHAOS GHOST!!!
03 Jun '03 23:57
Correct ðŸ™‚.