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Mystery Cache

Happy Pi Day 2011: Srinivasa Ramanujan

A cache by j.ollie
Hidden : 3/3/2011
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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From Wikipedia:
Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan (22 December 1887 – 26 April 1920) was an Indian mathematician and autodidact who, with almost no formal training in pure mathematics, made substantial contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series and continued fractions. Ramanujan's talent was said by the English mathematician G.H. Hardy to be in the same league as legendary mathematicians such as Euler, Gauss, Newton and Archimedes.
In the beginning of the 20th century, the Ramanujan found many new formulas for pi, some remarkable for their elegance, mathematical depth and rapid convergence. One of his formulas is the series, where k! is the factorial of k.
To find the cache, you won't need to be a mathematical genius like Ramanujan. First, find the solution to GC253MW:Happy (Late) Pi Day. Place the center of a circle that has a circumference of 43185.90 meters at the coordinates to the solution. The solution will be the point on the circle that is on a bearing of 188.1° from the center of the circle.

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