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Nov. 2nd, 2005 @ 06:31 pm math problem
here's a challenge for all you math people out there. Bonus points to whoever can tell me where it came from.

f(1) = 7182818284
f(2) = 8182845904
f(3) = 8747135266
f(4) = 7427466391
f(5) = xxxxxxxxxx
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dark knight
Date:November 3rd, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
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Isn't that the Google application problem based on numbers of e or something like that? Where the digits added to umm... 49?
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Date:November 3rd, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
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that is correct
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Date:November 4th, 2005 02:12 am (UTC)

well hey

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i could see that the digits add up to 49, but that still doesn't tell me what the f(5)is. could you explain?

(my literalist friend who doesn't like to talk about dreams and claims not to looked at the list i'd copied down and put in the hall and said "it's just a bunch of phone numbers!"
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Date:November 4th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)

Re: well hey

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they are the first 5 consecutive sets of 10, that add to 49, in the natural number e. so the answer is 5966290435.