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In YOUR FACE Richard Dreyfus

The number sequence 1024 appears in pi calculated to the 1 millionth decimal point a total of 102 times.


This MEANS SOMETHING.

(like my clients need to answer my questions so I can get some work done)

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eclecticerudite
Jul. 23rd, 2004 10:17 am (UTC)
Why does it mean something?
A million digit number has roughly a million different four-digit numbers inside of it. Any particular four-digit number is 1/10,000 because the number varies between 0000 and 9999 which is 10,000 different numbers.

1,000,000 / 10,000 = 100, this means that within any random million-digit number there are, on average, 100 of a particular four-digit number. You can check this by doing a search of any random number on the page and counting. Better yet is that you can make a long number and get a good guess at how many time is will appear. A six-digit number will appear only once on average. And a seven-digit number will appear only 10% of the time.
akadashi
Jul. 23rd, 2004 10:25 am (UTC)
I AM THE OPERATOR OF MY POCKET CALCULATOR
eclecticerudite
Jul. 23rd, 2004 10:27 am (UTC)
i am adding
and subtracting

(saw them when they came to town, good stuff)
maddening
Jul. 23rd, 2004 11:30 am (UTC)
Why does it mean something?

It means something because it means absolutely nothing. Just like 27, 5, 7, and the 15th word on the 3rd page of any book you open right now.

akadashi
Jul. 23rd, 2004 12:09 pm (UTC)
But the 15th word on the 3rd page of the book I just opened was "significance"... p.s. THERE'S A SPIDER ON YOUR BACK!!
eclecticerudite
Jul. 23rd, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC)
I don't read books with that many pages.
maddening
Jul. 23rd, 2004 12:52 pm (UTC)
akadashi
Jul. 23rd, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
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