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Precision counts! (Posted on 2019-05-12) Difficulty: 4 of 5
Let a(k)=(pi)^(.5^k)
Evaluate the expression a(k)-1 for the following values of k: 0, 1, 2, 3 , 10, 20, 50, 100.
Find the smallest k for which the expression is negative
Specify your estimate of results’ accuracy.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 5.0000 (1 votes)

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re: 1st attempt - not complete | Comment 2 of 4 |
(In reply to 1st attempt - not complete by Kenny M)

I think Ady is alluding to pi^.5 as possibly being the negative square root of pi, and similarly for other odd values of k.
  Posted by Charlie on 2019-05-12 09:27:24

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