Assume the following:
y = (n * pi) / (n + 1)
Solve for n when y = pi
I ended up with the following:
n = n + 1
So... where did I mess up? It doesn't make sense that 0 = 1, and I don't recall dividing by zero.
Assume the following:
y = (n * pi) / (n + 1)
Solve for n when y = pi
I ended up with the following:
n = n + 1
So... where did I mess up? It doesn't make sense that 0 = 1, and I don't recall dividing by zero.
Originally Posted by FielThat's where you messed up.Originally Posted by Fiel
You assumed that 0 = 1, therefore you got 0 = 1.
Unless you have the information wrong...I'm not sure.
Assuming that y = pi and that y = (n *pi) / (n + 1) you would get:
Code:y = (n * pi) / (n + 1) pi = (n * pi) / (n + 1) pi(n + 1) = n * pi n + 1 = n
http://www.walterzorn.com/grapher/grapher_e.htm
Graphing it finds a horizontal asymptote at y=pi.
:
Another way of explaining things:
Pi is not an element of the range of this function.
Actually, you could look at that n=n+1, and realize as the absolute value of n gets large, the equation becomes more and mroe true. [ n/(n+1) > 1]
That would tell you when y=pi, x=+ infinity.
Comon man, that shouldn't be too hard to figure out. Muscle em up!
And what Kaj said ^^
you lie fiel, thats not math i see no numbers just letters.
(hides in the biology corner where letters are words not numbers)
hides in the chemistry corner where letters are nasty liquids that corrode metal and skin
hides in the engineering corner where letters are... wait, pomegranate.
I'm not sure if I'm understanding this correctly (high school math level sucks) but the way it looks to me it's pretty obvious that (n*pi)/(n+1) can not equal pi because it doesn't matter what n are you multiplying pi with, you will always divide it with a greater number.

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