A Scoop of Blancmange

 Published on Friday, 2nd January 2009, 09:00 pm; Solved by 1650;
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Problem 226

The blancmange curve is the set of points $(x, y)$ such that $0 \le x \le 1$ and $y = \sum \limits_{n = 0}^{\infty} {\dfrac{s(2^n x)}{2^n}}$, where $s(x)$ is the distance from $x$ to the nearest integer.

The area under the blancmange curve is equal to ½, shown in pink in the diagram below.

blancmange curve

Let C be the circle with centre $\left ( \frac{1}{4}, \frac{1}{2} \right )$ and radius $\frac{1}{4}$, shown in black in the diagram.

What area under the blancmange curve is enclosed by C?
Give your answer rounded to eight decimal places in the form 0.abcdefgh