

A088751


Decimal expansion of x, the real root of the equation 0 = 1 + Sum_{k>=1} prime(k) x^k. The inverse of Backhouse's constant (A072508).


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6, 8, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, 3, 4, 4, 6, 0, 6, 3, 4, 9, 5, 4, 4, 2, 6, 5, 4, 0, 2, 2, 3, 7, 0, 6, 7, 6, 9, 2, 6, 9, 2, 2, 7, 0, 0, 2, 6, 3, 7, 6, 2, 2, 5, 0, 4, 2, 0, 7, 3, 9, 3, 4, 2, 5, 8, 2, 9, 4, 0, 1, 1, 5, 3, 1, 0, 0, 8, 7, 7, 0, 0, 4, 3, 7, 3, 6, 6, 9, 6, 9, 5, 3, 0, 1, 0, 6, 7, 6, 8, 2, 5, 9, 0, 1
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OFFSET

0,1


COMMENTS

This constant is computed in Finch's article. This number is easier to compute than Backhouse's constant. Except for an additional term of 0, the continued fraction expansion is the same as that of Backhouse's constant.


LINKS

Philippe Flajolet, in response to the previous document from S. R. Finch, Backhouse's constant, 1995
S. R. Finch, Kalmar's Composition Constant, Section 5.5 in Mathematical Constants. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, pp. 292295, 2003. [Cached copy, with permission]


EXAMPLE

0.68677783446063...


MATHEMATICA

RealDigits[ x/.FindRoot[0==1+Sum[x^n Prime[n], {n, 1000}], {x, {0, 1}}, WorkingPrecision>100]][[1]]


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STATUS

approved



