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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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Hints/Tips re: What does not work..FIGURES CAN'T LIE . | Comment 2 of 10 |
(In reply to What does not work... by Jer)

fIGURES CAN'T LIE , BUT LIARS CAN FIGURE

You cannot manipulate approximations the way you did. 

Infinity minus another infinity is not zero , it is just  undefined..

The difference between 2 big  numbers can range from zero to big.


  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2010-12-13 19:58:48
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