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    Re: Equation of Time (Travel)
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2007 Dec 15, 21:20 -0500

    Ken M, you wrote:
    "The sum seems to diverge at the 10th digit. Andrew Wiles can rest easy
    Yep. It's a fun gag on a "normal" calculator. If you calculate the right
    side, and then calculate the left, they match. Better calculators, or any
    software that can do extended precision integer math, of course show that
    there is a small difference out there! By the way, if you want to see the
    influence of this particular math trick on education, try googling
    "Simpsons" and "Fermat". There are many links. The creators of "The
    Simpsons" did nothing more than drop that equation into the background of a
    scene. Now that's influence!
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