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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member 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. Standard member Toe
    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. Standard member jot
    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. Standard member 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 .
  6. Donation 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 .
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  7. Standard member royalchicken
    CHAOS GHOST!!!
    03 Jun '03 23:57
    Correct .