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# What is the value of pi?

Question #6073. Asked by Jason. (Sep 16 00 5:39 PM)

Simon

The value of pi is 3.14159265...

 Sep 16 00, 7:18 PM
ogicu8abruok

From memory, I swear:

(Just gotta show off)

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375
10582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706
79821480865132823066470938446095505822317253594081
28481117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381
964428810975665933446128475...

 Mar 22 05, 5:44 PM
gmackematix

I only followed that pointless exercise to 100 dp, but you can check your answer here:
http://wikisource.org/wiki/Pi_to_1,000,000_places

 Mar 22 05, 6:27 PM
peasypod

I see, ogicu, that it took you a mere 5 years to dislodge it from your memory bank, too.

 Mar 22 05, 6:48 PM
ogicu8abruok

I didn't think anyone would be keeping tabs on five year old threads.

 Apr 04 05, 1:41 PM
richard_n413

In any circle, Pi = circumference/diameter. Pi is an irrational number, meaning it carries on forever.

Archimides decided that the value of Pi was between 22/7 and 223/71. Aryabhata, the Indian mathematician, is credited with realising that Pi was irrational.

The world record for memorising the digits of Pi is by Lu Chao, who recited to the 67,890th decimal place of pi without an error. That's pretty darn good, if I say so myself!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_numerical_approximations_of_%CF%80

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi

http://www.vvc.edu/ph/TonerS/mathpi.html

 Jun 29 07, 12:36 PM

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