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Thread: Can you figure this out?

  1. #1

    Can you figure this out?

    Heh, I was bored (done my calculus homework... ), so I thought up some crazy stuff... what do these strings of numbers have in common, and where do they come from?

    Code:
    438013705369622991337138775022484540995175208378730185392253458513980266
    612117947713378955726704742826323817557949037073542580511173446409449317
    137967673831720040276772939287986792672913379485123148766810652008447286
    562195418704213377769204142498566626732337524382839600889515720688863700
    692003518469384008579614205120540211337428461500200043789686503323489006
    862303413069133791316914908362460025744214431180389169252883216465162387
    817275931252804596665076598602374482820653151479138876269307748551337669
    140889191569891777646751337757136956177266966620783639658699445582319815
    069950221224594625149133761655000663839174150188592956670039710642238568
    020963501618311199954940050772133781228959378829638002212613095471991718
    133764264286468744957540531631149992255545120606979943402477087675589308
    170668697175476313373400230663617553726238724236777104247045587693801093
    791767175843480988385836394727749048120387634133714317851130486173554287
    870551413377659150325418829832190663616305318362359534443060000836399310
    838093204239133702252002537537037622150504473670722778839800261389443653
    645983519573971851337176678075165033755003125525984928647434154908048106
    202133781213295017919396059461666205936463335293981315145601604048397396
    465571337207106673623781798840963152738403845575815916281774330659748814
    417513372279249055928488381163691489876927098332823251947877517884370185
    550869823862339419926578133709257295455566292821884101587142774560839272
    722381964562779468660795244076723713374997193931748122383919706473932342
    813786458303832672796133760758603444687512864235747136500048086202382804
    Can you figure this out?

  2. #2
    Guest

    Re: Can you figure this out?

    is each line a number? or is it one big number?

  3. #3

    Re: Can you figure this out?

    is each line a number? or is it one big number?
    Each line is a section of a larger number, though the lines are non-contiguous

  4. #4

    Re: Can you figure this out?

    Ok, I should be more specific.

    I started with one very large number, then wrapped it at 72 chars. Then I grepped through for a certain string and came up with this.

    1) What did I grep for?

    and

    2) What was the original number? (you can describe it instead of posting the entire thing).

  5. #5
    Guest

    Re: Can you figure this out?

    You grepped for '1337'

  6. #6

    Re: Can you figure this out?

    That was faster than I thought. Maybe I'm just predictable

    What was the original number, mr smartypants?

  7. #7
    Guest

    Re: Can you figure this out?

    I ain't got no idea. I would say probably the factorial of a number. But the number is not 1337

  8. #8
    Guest

    Re: Can you figure this out?

    Can you give a clue?

  9. #9

    Re: Can you figure this out?

    Yep, it's a factorial, and it's been posted here before (I think). If it hasn't been posted here before, then this is +1 of a number that has been posted here before.

  10. #10
    Guest

    Re: Can you figure this out?

    factorial of 65,535? 65,536?

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