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Ricky
2006-01-03 14:04:59

Heh, 30 hours?  Jeez, talk about no patience... wink

siva.eas
2006-01-03 12:51:14

Nope, definitely not

siva.eas
2006-01-01 11:09:45

I do not think he is ever goint to reply back. It has been about 30 hours now.

krassi_holmz
2006-01-01 09:19:34

Just a joke.

mathsyperson
2006-01-01 08:26:20

Well, us as a forum community. You knew what I meant. smile

krassi_holmz
2006-01-01 08:23:40

"thank us" ???
smile smile smile smile smile

mathsyperson
2006-01-01 07:21:09

Unless he's rude, in which case he'll look at the answer and not bother to thank us. It's been known to happen.

krassi_holmz
2005-12-31 20:39:27

He'll call back.

siva.eas
2005-12-31 12:31:31

Funny, we never heard back from the person who asked the question.

krassi_holmz
2005-12-31 08:34:53

I forgot to put the url back:
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GoldenRatio.html

MathsIsFun
2005-12-31 08:09:12

I tried it in Excel, and it reaches 1.618034 after 20 terms ...

So perhaps the answer is The Golden Mean.

krassi_holmz
2005-12-31 08:04:44

Number of the form


is nested radical.
Herschfeld (1935) proved that a nested radical of real nonnegative  terms converges iff
is bounded

irspow
2005-12-31 07:31:29

siva.eas, your answer works if there is a final term in the sequence and that it is indeed 1.  But exactly how one would show that a final term exists at infinity is beyond me for this equation.

siva.eas
2005-12-31 07:19:32

thanks, krassi_holmz
glad to help

krassi_holmz
2005-12-31 07:19:07

Great!
Siva is right!
Well done, Siva!

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