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## Re: To 42 and Back

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• Arne: I am willing to accept your mathematical wizardry. My calculator says that 22/7 is 3.142857. If that s not pi, then I submit that it is better than pi.
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Arne:

I am willing to accept your mathematical wizardry. My calculator says that 22/7 is 3.142857. If that's not pi, then I submit that it is better than pi. Let the mathematicians eat their pie; all the more cake and ice cream for me.

Incidentally, you are probably wondering where the 30 comes from? It is the sum of three 10s, and this can be proved by rigorous mathematical calculation, but it is also the sum of 3 + 1 + 4 + 2 + 8 + 5 + 7. Which is 22/7. Which is not pi. Or so you say.

--- In lewiscarroll@yahoogroups.com, Arne Moll <arnemail@...> wrote:
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> Hate to ruin your findings but pi is not the number you mention at all, but in fact 3.141592653 etc. Perhaps this WILL send you into hinding? ;-)
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> Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad
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> Op 3 aug. 2013 om 21:18 heeft "knaveofarts" <knaveofarts@...> het volgende geschreven:
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> > I was planning on going into hiding after my last post, but my 42nd multiple personality insisted on this post.
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> > I think before I was speculating if musing on pi - 22/7 - influenced Carrolls creation of the three gardeners? That is to say, pi is 3.142857, and there are 3 gardeners, who are numbered 2, 5 and 7. That accounts for four numbers in pi, but leaves 1,4 and 8 unaccounted for. Of course, that is too easily explained. 1 is Alice. There was one Herald, or White Rabbit; one knave of Hearts, or Crown-Bearer; and 1 King of Hearts and 1 Queen of Hearts. So now we have our 4. To get our 8 we have to proceed indirectly. There were 10 soldiers, 10 courtiers, and 10 royal children, totaling 30. 30 + 4 + 8 = 42. Therefore, by deduction, the number of royal guests was 8, 4 pair of kings and queens. and so we have used all the numbers in pi.
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> > That doesn't explain why the White Rabbit walked with the royal guests. Perhaps he hoped to get a better job offer, but that is only speculation too.
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