Yesterday I wrote about a neat calculator trick that I had just learned. We saw that if the calculator was set to degree mode, then times a high enough power of 10 is approximately . A commenter named Robert suggested looking at the difference between this approximation for and itself. He remarked that the error…

# Tag: calculator trick

## The math behind a neat calculator trick

[Update: after you read this post, read my follow-up post.] I received an interesting comment on yesterday’s blog post from Nemo. It was a cool calculator trick that I’d never seen before. Nemo wrote: Reminds me of my favorite calculator trick. Set your calculator to degree mode (NOT radians). Type in a bunch of 5’s:…