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 RE: 3.14159 Permalink Strange But True: Pi depends on how you cut itQ. Without looking it up, do you know the value of the Greek letter "pi," representing the relationship between a circle and its diameter?A. Most people today can tell you pi equals roughly 3, or 3.14 to be more precise, or 3.1416 to be even more so, says astronomer Bob Berman in "Astronomy" magazine. In the Old Testament, a round altar is said to be "10 cubits from edge to edge and 30 cubits around," though the more correct circumference figure would have been 31½. Read more __________________

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 Permalink 100,000 Digits of Pi 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286 208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481 117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233 786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273724587006 606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146 951941511609433057270365759591953092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749 567351885752724891227938183011949129833673362440656643086021394946395224737190 702179860943702770539217176293176752384674818467669405132000568127145263560827 785771342757789609173637178721468440901224953430146549585371050792279689258923 542019956112129021960864034418159813629774771309960518707211349999998372978049 951059731732816096318595024459455346908302642522308253344685035261931188171010 003137838752886587533208381420617177669147303598253490428755468731159562863882 353787593751957781857780532171226806613001927876611195909216420198938095257201 065485863278865936153381827968230301952035301852968995773622599413891249721775 283479131515574857242454150695950829533116861727855889075098381754637464939319 255060400927701671139009848824012858361603563707660104710181942955596198946767 837449448255379774726847104047534646208046684259069491293313677028989152104752See more __________________

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 Monte Carlo Simulation Permalink Believe it or not, of all the countless ways to approximate the most prolific irrational number in the universe, there are none quite as interesting or as surprisingly satisfying as throwing perfectly good food around your kitchen. In fewer steps than it takes to circumscribe your house in a circle of baguettes, you, too, can easily add a slice of pi into your dinner menu tonight. The best part is...it really works!Read more __________________

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 Pi Permalink The number pi is the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter. It's approximately equal to 3.14159265, although the digits go on forever.Some mathematicians are obsessed with computing pi to more and more digits. In the year 1610, a German mathematician computed pi to 35 digits. In 1789, a Slovene mathematician computed pi to 140 digits. In 2002, frantic Japanese mathematicians used a supercomputer to accurately compute pi to 1,241,100,000,000 digits.Based on all this effort, you might assume that it'd be useful to know a trillion digits of pi. However, if you had a circle the size of the observable universe, and you wanted to compute its circumference with an accuracy equal to the size of a proton, the number of digits of pi that you'd need is only 50. Source __________________

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 3.14159 Permalink Kate Bush has released a new album "Aerial", on which she sings around the first 100 digits of Pi. Sweet and gentle sensitive manWith an obsessive nature and deep fascinationFor numbersAnd a complete infatuation with the calculationOf PIOh he love, he love, he loveHe does love his numbersAnd they run, they run, they run himIn a great big circleIn a circle of infinity3.1415926535 897932 3846 264 338 3279Oh he love, he love, he loveHe does love his numbersAnd they run, they run, they run himIn a great big circleIn a circle of infinityBut he must, he must, he mustPut a number to it50288419 716939937510582319749 44 59230781 6406286208 821 4808651 32Oh he love, he love, he loveHe does love his numbersAnd they run, they run, they run himIn a great big circleIn a circle of infinity82306647 0938446095 505 8223… __________________
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