Image Uploader Tzion, June 30, 2009; 23:03 Tags check lolwut the_more_you_know verizon Source Unknown Locked No Parent None. Prev | Index | Next Comments SuperAlexstarApril 19, 2011; 04:34 Since there is an imaginary number(i) in this, it cannot be computed but if i was a 1, this check would be made out for roughly $24.14. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=0.002%2Be^i(pi)%2Bsum_(k%3D1)^infinity1%2F(2^k) TzionApril 19, 2011; 05:28 Actually, since e^(ix) = cosx + isinx, e^(i*pi) = -1. And the sum there is the geometric series with x = .5 => 1/(1-.5) = 2 So .002 - 1 + 2 = 1.002 The given story behind this is that the man was charged a ridiculous $1.002 in overages by Verizon, so he decided to make life hard for them, too. TzionApril 19, 2011; 05:29 The relation between e^i and trig functions is known as Euler's Formula, btw. SiriusApril 19, 2011; 06:22 I am an electrical engineer. I have to love Euler's formula. SuperAlexstarApril 20, 2011; 04:38 I had to use a calculator because I had no idea how to begin to solve it. So Tzion, when you go in depth and explain it, Mind=Blown. Link to Image BBCode Link Thumb Image HTML Link Thumb Image Plain Text Link Thumb Image
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http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=0.002%2Be^i(pi)%2Bsum_(k%3D1)^infinity1%2F(2^k)
=> 1/(1-.5) = 2
So .002 - 1 + 2 = 1.002
The given story behind this is that the man was charged a ridiculous $1.002 in overages by Verizon, so he decided to make life hard for them, too.