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Hail to thee, Sofia! (Posted on 2010-12-13) Difficulty: 2 of 5

Let p= 1/2*3/4*5/6*7/8..*99/100.

Is p bigger than, equal to or less than 0.1 ?

The famous Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891) solved this problem allegedly in no time, when she was only twelve years old.

Please provide your answer without programming and without direct evaluation.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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  Subject Author Date
Solutionre(2): What does not work..FIGURES CAN'T LIE .Jer2010-12-14 10:39:09
re(3): possible method. =almost like Sofia SPOILERAdy TZIDON2010-12-14 07:51:04
re(2): possible method.broll2010-12-14 03:12:24
re(2): possible method.Gamer2010-12-14 03:01:04
re: What does not work...Gamer2010-12-14 02:54:49
re: possible method.Charlie2010-12-14 02:54:20
Solutionre: possible method.: Sophie's choice ;SPOILERAdy TZIDON2010-12-14 02:36:12
possible method.broll2010-12-14 00:58:49
Hints/Tipsre: What does not work..FIGURES CAN'T LIE .Ady TZIDON2010-12-13 19:58:48
What does not work...Jer2010-12-13 17:35:22
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