6
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Guess the next digits of this number. Where does it came from?

4.9292683

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    $\begingroup$ "Floating point" is actually a computing term, describing how a number is represented and stored. In that sense, this isn't a floating point number; it's a string representing a real number. $\endgroup$ – TheRubberDuck Nov 24 '14 at 16:53
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6

It's $\pi e \gamma$

Thanks to the Inverse Symbolic Calculator.

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    $\begingroup$ You have cheated! $\endgroup$ – Rafe Sep 30 '14 at 9:00
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    $\begingroup$ I prefer to think of it as using the right tool for the job. $\endgroup$ – Peter Taylor Sep 30 '14 at 9:01
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    $\begingroup$ I was kidding. That was the perfect tool for the goal $\endgroup$ – Rafe Sep 30 '14 at 20:27
  • $\begingroup$ 6742 are the next numbers in the expression, and its origins were stated above. You did not actually answer the question Pete. Technically Correct is the Best Kind of Correct - Bureaucrat 1.0, Futurama $\endgroup$ – Anthony Leese Oct 6 '14 at 18:07
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    $\begingroup$ for bonus points, is this number transcendental, rational, or irrational. (answers must include a proof) $\endgroup$ – John Meacham Nov 24 '14 at 21:46

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