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Re: [Q]: huge number, ciphers after decimal point?

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  • Subject: [mg33707] Re: [mg33673] [Q]: huge number, ciphers after decimal point?
  • From: BobHanlon at aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 03:04:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In a message dated 4/6/02 1:45:08 AM, sw at wops.de writes:

>I'm a newbie ... I have a rather huge number
>( (Sqrt[2]+Sqrt[3])^2002 which is app. 3.85x10^996 )
>and want to know the two ciphers that are
>(a) directly before and
>(b) directly after the decimal point.
>
>Is there a way to achieve this with Mathematica?
>

x=N[(Sqrt[2]+Sqrt[3])^2002, 2000];

n=IntegerPart[x]

f = FractionalPart[x]

1-f

The digits you requested are 09.99; however, the fractional part is 
0.99999.... (almost a thousand consecutive 9s after the decimal) so the 
requested digits are essentially 10.00


Bob Hanlon
Chantilly, VA  USA


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