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Randall wrote:

Also, I hear the 4th root of (9^2 + 19^2/22) is pi.

Verification follows

```
In[1]:= N[E^\[Pi] - \[Pi]]
Out[1]= 19.9991
In[3]:= N[Solve[x^4 == 9^2 + 19^2/22]]
Out[3]= {{x -> -3.14159}, {x -> 0. - 3.14159 I}, {x ->
0. + 3.14159 I}, {x -> 3.14159}}
```

My question is: How did Randall (or Cueball) know that?

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In one of the comics there is a whole table of those.

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Link please?

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Comic 1047.

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Do you understand tip 2 in the alt text?

Can we explain how these estimations were done?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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Well, I really would get scared if I got pi-th root of something as an answer to anything.

And, as to how he finds those, probably just playing with numbers. You try different stuff, and sometimes the number comes out to be close to some known constant.

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Suppose I have some strange looking number and I want it as an approximation in terms of pi and e. How do I do that?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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There is no algorithm. You just try. You might have a bit luck with PLSQ, but with a bit of luck.

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What is PSLQ?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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It's and algorithm for finding integer relations.

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Can you teach me that?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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There is a thread (I think by me) called "PLSQ and LLL". You should be able to find it.

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Thanks. I will look for it.

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No problemo.

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There is a definite algorithm for it. Mine uses a lattice reduce. It is easily programmable in M.

Do you know it has been called the most important algorithm of the 20th century and it is not taught in school.

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Can you teach me?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I can instruct M to do them. Have you not read DZ?

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What is DZ?

How does M do them?

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It is almost entirely done using the lattice reduce command.

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DZ is Doron Zeilberger.

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I have not read DZ. Teach me the Lattice if that is the way to go.

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There is nothing really to teach that has not been said in the 2 threads devoted to this but I have the code.

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I'd rather have Lettuce than Lattice.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Me too but it does not work as well.

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Can you tell me how randall does all that?

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