[ExI] And now for something completely different

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 22:40:16 UTC 2020

With that knowledge my life is now complete!  Thanks John.  bill w

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 5:35 PM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> I'm cooped up at home today like everybody else but I did learn something
> new. This formula (1+9^-4^6*7)^3^2^85 is interesting for 2 reasons, the
> first is it uses every integer from 1 to 9, the second reason is that it
> works out to be
> 2.718281828459..., if you say that's Euler's constant then you be *almost*
> correct but not quite, the formula is not exact, it's only a good
> approximation of e. How good an approximation? Pretty good, it only starts
> to go bad afer 18 trillion trillion digits!
> John K Clark
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