Re: Please translate to RPN!!! Message #20 Posted by Gerson W. Barbosa on 19 Feb 2012, 11:35 p.m., in response to message #17 by Katie Wasserman
Quote:
Only 6 significant digits,
A more interesting result, perhaps:
pi^34 = 8.00010471505*10^16
The underlined digits match exactly the first five significant digits of pi/3. This leads to the polynomial
x^34  (1/3)*10^12*x  8*10^16 = 0
whose positive real root is
3.14159265364
Nice coincidence, isn't it?
_{Edited to correct a mistake in the second coefficient}
On the HP 50g
[ 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
'1/3*1E12' 8E16]
PROOT
returns a positive real root 3.14159265364. The wp 34s polynomial solver should return 3.141592653644187, but I haven't tested on it yet.
Edited: 20 Feb 2012, 2:07 p.m.
