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October 14th, 2019, 03:11 PM   #1
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Question Irrational -> Rational Number

Hey, I was using guess and check to find a value, and it ended up being close to 15.83007499. I am certain it could be represented by an equation, but I can't find out what that would be. There is a good chance it would be a log natural.
If you do find out what it is, I'd love to know.
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Hey, I was using guess and check to find a value, and it ended up being close to 15.83007499. I am certain it could be represented by an equation, but I can't find out what that would be. There is a good chance it would be a log natural.
If you do find out what it is, I'd love to know.
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Guess and check for what problem? We can't work in a vacuum!

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October 14th, 2019, 03:46 PM   #3
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Guess and check for what problem? We can't work in a vacuum!

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not without a decent spacesuit anyway!


Q - What do you do when you see a spaceman?
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Hey, I was using guess and check to find a value, and it ended up being close to 15.83007499. I am certain it could be represented by an equation, but I can't find out what that would be. There is a good chance it would be a log natural.
If you do find out what it is, I'd love to know.
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Is that a typo? I think it should be 15.83007477. Double check your value and get back to me asap.
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October 14th, 2019, 07:42 PM   #5
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It could be incorrect in the last couple of decimal places, I'm approximating using desmos. I can definitely keep guessing and checking, I just want to try to find a pattern based on other values as well.
Thanks for the help!

Edit: Also I think I've found another way around it. A more simplified answer for this would be nice, but not super important. Thanks!

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He's jerking your chain. None of us can help you until you tell us where the number is coming from (i.e., what is the problem statement).
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