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Re: huge number, ciphers after decimal point?

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  • Subject: [mg33700] Re: huge number, ciphers after decimal point?
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 03:04:29 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <a8m2gl$o9i$>
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    {digits, numberLeftOfPoint} = RealDigits[nm];




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 Hayes
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"Stefan Wolfrum" <sw at> wrote in message
news:a8m2gl$o9i$1 at
> 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.

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