Re: huge number, ciphers after decimal point?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg33700] Re: huge number, ciphers after decimal point?*From*: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>*Date*: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 03:04:29 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <a8m2gl$o9i$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Stefan, nm=N[(Sqrt[2]+Sqrt[3])^2002,2000]; {digits, numberLeftOfPoint} = RealDigits[nm]; Drop[digits,numberLeftOfPoint-2]; Take[%,4] {0,9,9,9} So, 2 digits before point are 0,9 and the two digits after it are 9, 9. I must confess to some surprise at the great block of nines, but since they are followed by 7405908 they seem to be correct. -- Allan --------------------- Allan Hayes Mathematica Training and Consulting Leicester UK www.haystack.demon.co.uk hay at haystack.demon.co.uk Voice: +44 (0)116 271 4198 Fax: +44 (0)870 164 0565 "Stefan Wolfrum" <sw at wops.de> wrote in message news:a8m2gl$o9i$1 at smc.vnet.net... > Hello, > > 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? > > Thanks, > Stefan. >