just in case... while programming, i use
4 * atn(1)
which is built into the computers' Maths (the "1" is in radians). ken
Larisa Migachyov wrote:
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>> Alan Roth wrote:
> > Jure Sah <jure.sah at guest.arnes.si> wrote in message
> > news:383982FF.91E21DFA at guest.arnes.si...> > > patrik bagge wrote:
> > >
> > > > I ended up doing doctoral work in Educational Psychology--I got
> > better
> > > > at remembering things as I studied ways of remembering. So what is
> > the
> > > > point? I still find it surprising (and admirable) that someone would
> > > > take on the task of memorizing pi, but I am not inclined to do it
> > > > myself. Is this a character flaw?
> > >
> > > Memorizing pi?
> > > In what form?
> > > It's easy to remember: 22/7 ------ this is an approxiamation. Pi
> > is irrational.
> > > Or do you think digit's: 3.1415927
> > > (That's the pi value I memorized from my calculator.)
> > > So how many digits?
> > How many digits can you memorize? I haven't found a personal need to go
> > past 3.14159.
>> I remember pi as a melody, where each note signifies a digit. So, I have
> it memorized to 3.1415926535897... However, when I need to use pi in
> calculations, I only use 3.1416.
> Larisa Migachyov
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