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## #176 2013-02-11 01:05:37

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#### bobbym wrote:

Hi;

You can also get quite close using:

$\large \bold{ 5^{44}= \frac{10^{44}}{\left ( 2^{10} \right )^4 \cdot 2^4}}$

Hi bobbym,
What should I be doing after getting this form?

Hi stefy,
How? If I could have approximated the logarithm of 5^44, then there would have been no problem at all. Can you do it?

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-02-11 01:07:04)

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## #177 2013-02-11 01:18:08

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10^44 is a 45 digit number.

2^10 ≈ 1000 = 10^3

(10^3)^4 = 10^12

10^44 / (10^12 * 2^4) = 10^32 / 2^4

Now 2^4 = 1.6 *10

10^32 / ( 1.6 * 10) = 10^31 / 1.6 ≈ 10^30.

10^30 is a 31 digit number. But this is only an approximation.

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## #178 2013-02-11 01:23:52

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Yes, yes, I get it

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## #179 2013-02-11 01:28:35

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You can use Taylor's series to get log(5), but it will require a little bit of calculus.

If you want to see how...

Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-11 02:15:30)

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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
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## #180 2013-02-12 00:24:08

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Indeed I want to see,

My problem is that I am not acquainted enough with calculus

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## #181 2013-02-12 00:26:39

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You are a little young for your school system to have taught you it. They prefer a gradual introduction to it.

I am using log(x) to denote the common logarithm and ln(x) as the natural log.

$\small \inline \dpi{120} \bg_green \fn_cs \ln\left (\frac{1+x}{1-x} \right )=2 x+\frac{2 x^3}{3}+\frac{2 x^5}{5}+\frac{2 x^7}{7}+...+$

If we substitute x = 2 / 3 in the we get:

$\small \inline \dpi{120} \bg_green \fn_cs \ln\left (\frac{1+\frac{2}{3}}{1-\frac{2}{3}} \right )= \ln(5)\approx \frac{2\ 2}{3}+\frac{2}{3} \left(\frac{2}{3}\right)^3+\frac{2}{5} \left(\frac{2}{3}\right)^5+\frac{2}{7} \left(\frac{2}{3}\right)^7 = 1.600261284211901$

So ln(5) ≈ 1.600261284211901

But we needed log(5) not ln(5)! How do we get it?

We use this relationship

$\small \inline \dpi{120} \bg_green \fn_cs \log(x)=\frac{\ln(x))}{\ln(10) }$

$\small \inline \dpi{120} \bg_green \fn_cs \log(5)=\frac{\ln(5))}{\ln(10) }$

$\small \inline \dpi{120} \bg_green \fn_cs \log(5)=\frac{\ln(5))}{\ln(2) + \ln(5)}$

$\small \inline \dpi{120} \bg_green \fn_cs \log(5) \approx \frac{1.60026}{0.693\, +1.60026} \approx 0.698970004$

which is quite close to the true value.

Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-12 01:37:12)

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## #182 2013-02-12 00:54:28

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Let me try it out

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## #183 2013-02-12 01:03:23

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Hi bobbym

$\frac{\ln{\left (1+\frac{2}{3} \right )}}{1-\frac{2}{3}}\neq \ln{5}$

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## #184 2013-02-12 01:07:24

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Please hold on the latex maker is not holding up, I am aware of that and am editing the original post.

All done!

Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-12 01:27:57)

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## #185 2013-03-15 03:32:52

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'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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## #186 2013-03-15 04:07:38

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hi Agnishom,

I'm not getting this yet.  I've drawn a line L .  Now it says 'on a straight line l' so I assumed that the circles had their centres on the line, and that each circle touches the ones on either side of it.  That covers the 'externally tangential to circle(n-1) and circle(n+1) but apparently also tangential to L itself.  How does that happen?  And I haven't even got to the second sentence yet.

Bob

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## #187 2013-03-15 07:05:57

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I am getting 1/2.

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## #188 2013-03-15 09:42:50

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Hi Agnishom;

#### bobbym wrote:

A picture is worth a thousand words.

For people like me who are geometrically challenged this problem is a nightmare. So far I have come up with 10^16 different possible drawings that to me fit those constraints.

Now I am busy looking up externally tangent, internally tangent, tangerine tangent... in the hopes of what externally tangent to the line means. Intersects at one point?

I see that bob has got his circles with their centers on the line, I have lifted my circles and it was hard to do, after all there are an infinite amount of them, to roll on the line. That takes care of externally tangent. Now this second bunch of circles, where do they go?

#### John McCarthy wrote:

As the Chinese say, 1001 words is worth more than a picture.

Maybe I shouldn't need the diagram...

Last edited by bobbym (2013-03-15 18:08:18)

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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
If you can not overcome with talent...overcome with effort.

## #189 2013-03-15 12:59:39

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Bob, if you want I can give a diagram

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## #190 2013-03-15 13:12:12

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This is the only diagram I can imagine.

A rough sketch though...

1001 Words ≈ 7 KB
1 picture > 100 KB

Obviously, a picture is worth more....

Last edited by Agnishom (2013-03-15 13:14:14)

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## #191 2013-03-15 13:45:43

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#### Agnishom wrote:

This is what I got.

Let
be the centre of
and
the point of contact of
with
. Let
be the centre of
and
the point of contact of
with
.

Let
be the point on
such that
is a rectangle. Applying Pythagoras’s theorem to
gives
.

Let
be the point on
such that
is a rectangle. Applying Pythagoras’s theorem to
gives
.

Let
be the point on
such that
is a rectangle. Applying Pythagoras’s theorem to
gives
.

Then

Hence:

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## #192 2013-03-15 17:19:41

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Hi Agnishom;

Thanks for the drawing.

Last edited by bobbym (2013-03-15 20:19:25)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
If you can not overcome with talent...overcome with effort.

## #193 2013-03-15 18:18:18

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Thanks Nehushtan
I shall ask you if I have any doubts

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'The whole person changes, why can't a habit?' -Alokananda

## #194 2013-03-16 12:54:42

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Please upload a diagram, I really do not understand from "Applying Pythagoras Theorem..."

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Here you go.

## #196 2013-03-17 15:06:15

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Thank you

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'The whole person changes, why can't a habit?' -Alokananda