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See the problem Tuning and Ratio in which you have to find a decimal approximation for this ratio using logarithms. Here you must find an approximation in the form of a ratio of two integers without using logarithms.

You could use the same method as given for finding rational approximations to $\pi$ in the article Approximations, Euclid's Algorithm and Continued Fractions.