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Sequence of the Day for February 21

A088751: Decimal expansion of
x
, the real root of the equation
1 +
k  = 1
pk xk = 0
, where
pn
is the
n
th prime.
− 0.68677783446063...

This is the inverse of Backhouse's constant (A072508), a number that is somewhat harder to compute than this one.



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