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DIGITS: Chapter 9

“Your mother was a healer. And the last one of them. Yes, she was a healer and one of the most powerful healers.” Father said. 1,961 more words

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The curious powers of 1 + sqrt 2: a clever solution

Recall that we are trying to answer the question:

What’s the 99th digit to the right of the decimal point in the decimal expansion of ?

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Number Theory

An Unusual Sequence

From the 2003 Tournament of the Towns:

Each term in a sequence of positive integers is obtained from the previous term by adding it to its largest digit. 266 more words

Brainteasers

DIGITS: Chapter 8

“Yes, it’s me, are you blind or what?” Ileana said.

“Can’t you be a little polite?” Ameline asked.

“You”, Ileana said pointing towards Ameline, “keep out of this. 1,783 more words

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The curious powers of 1 + sqrt 2: conjecture

In my previous post I related the following puzzle from Colin Wright:

What’s the 99th digit to the right of the decimal point in the decimal expansion of ?

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Number Theory

DIGITS: Chapter 7

I dropped the idea immediately. How can she be my mother? Father would have told me. He was going to tell me about my mother. I will ask Father about that today itself. 2,117 more words

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DIGITS: Chapter 6

The night before my first day at the school was very strange. I had discovered my biological father who was the leader of a secret organization called as the Brotherhood; I was inside his cabin was floating in air – hundreds of feet from ground – above one of the most advanced and beautiful city that I’d ever seen; my father and me, were invited for a dinner at Father’s friend’s house for dinner where I realized Jerry Walder (Father’s friend) is the Headmaster of DIGITS; and worst of all, a girl with bright green eyes cursed me using many offensive synonyms of ‘idiot’, just because I was in her team and I stammered. 1,052 more words

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