This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science
related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should
explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments
should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

Use the emojis to react to an explanation, whether you're congratulating a job well done , or just really confused .

Ask specific questions about the challenge or the steps in somebody's explanation. Well-posed questions can add a lot to the discussion, but posting "I don't understand!" doesn't help anyone.

Try to contribute something new to the discussion, whether it is an extension, generalization or other idea related to the challenge.

Stay on topic — we're all here to learn more about math and science, not to hear about your favorite get-rich-quick scheme or current world events.

Markdown

Appears as

*italics* or _italics_

italics

**bold** or __bold__

bold

- bulleted - list

bulleted

list

1. numbered 2. list

numbered

list

Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly

The only thing I know is that it is less than 3, because of an identity by Ramanujan.Since it is above 2.9, we can find a good approximation.I dont think a closed form exists.

Easy Math Editor

This discussion board is a place to discuss our Daily Challenges and the math and science related to those challenges. Explanations are more than just a solution — they should explain the steps and thinking strategies that you used to obtain the solution. Comments should further the discussion of math and science.

When posting on Brilliant:

`*italics*`

or`_italics_`

italics`**bold**`

or`__bold__`

boldNote: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctlyparagraph 1

paragraph 2

`[example link](https://brilliant.org)`

`> This is a quote`

Remember to wrap math in`\(`

...`\)`

or`\[`

...`\]`

to ensure proper formatting.`2 \times 3`

`2^{34}`

`a_{i-1}`

`\frac{2}{3}`

`\sqrt{2}`

`\sum_{i=1}^3`

`\sin \theta`

`\boxed{123}`

## Comments

Sort by:

TopNewestPlease enter the answer correct to 3 decimal places.

Log in to reply

And also give full step solutions (as much as possible) , bcs. I haven't figured out yet!

Log in to reply

Wait....you changed the problem -_- I was working on the previous one :V

Log in to reply

Haha XD

Log in to reply

I don't have any solution but out of curiosity, just to find out, I approximated it and got 2.911.

I made an equation ((((x-1)^2-2)^3-3)^4-4)^4........=x which gives 2.911

Log in to reply

I think that the answer is about 2.911

Log in to reply

Ramanujan maybe?

Log in to reply

The only thing I know is that it is less than 3, because of an identity by Ramanujan.Since it is above 2.9, we can find a good approximation.I dont think a closed form exists.

Log in to reply

please solve and post a nice solution to this

Log in to reply

Awesome question!

Log in to reply

Using $12$ or above to starts iteration gives equal amount precision, about $50$ digits.

Log in to reply

Same method, but did it manually.

Log in to reply

Then does your number have a symbol, I mean Greek symbol or anything?

Log in to reply

Thanks for all your suggestions. I will post it into a question.

Log in to reply