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KF: Math is hard:
       
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10  kairosfocus  December 31, 2013 at 7:45 am

PPS: Which of these is pi digits, which sky noise, which phone numbers (admittedly the local phone directory is a bit on the scanty side), and why does the pattern stand out so clearly at D and at E:

A: 821051141354735739523

B: 733615329964125325790

C: 698312217625358227195

D: 123409876135791113151

E: 113581321345589146235

(Ans: C — sky, A – pi, B – phone, last 2 digits each of line codes.)


       
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17  cantor  December 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

Which of these is pi digits…

Correct answer: A thru E are pi digits


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Of course Cantor would know that.

(actually does anyone know a proof of Cantor's statement? It seems reasonable, but number theory isn't my area)

I am not a number theorist either, but AFAIK, the general problem remains unsolved.  See here: http://tinyurl.com/9oa3kjw....9oa3kjw

Only the first string of digits that KF posted occurs in the first 200 million digits of pi according to http://www.angio.net/pi....p....i....pi

  
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