**From:** D. F. Siemens, Jr. (*dfsiemensjr@juno.com*)

**Date:** Sat Mar 08 2003 - 18:31:01 EST

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On Sat, 08 Mar 2003 18:14:42 -0500 George Murphy <gmurphy@raex.com>

writes:

*> D. F. Siemens, Jr. wrote:
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*> Would the omniscient deity provide a crude
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*> approximation to a
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*> > value which he must know to be transcendental? I would certainly
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*> be more
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*> > impressed if there were the first sequence of a string of
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*> repeating
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*> > decimals: something like 0.3, 0.142857, 0.1, 0.09, ..., or a
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*> variant with
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*> > a different base. For example, 1/3 in base 7 comes out 0.222...
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*>
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*> Or the first few terms of a series for pi or e.
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*>
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*> Shalom,
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*> George
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*>
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What would a Babylonian or Egyptian notation for such a series be? Or

what kind of transliteration scheme will present the series in ancient

Hebrew? Do you suppose Vernon can locate a candidate?

Dave

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