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    (Original post by Saagar)
    you can't......
    actually its like to the nearest meter but hey...what you gonna do.
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    (Original post by SasunD)
    yeah well....what happens when you don't have a computer handy and you want to calculate the volume of the universe to within a millimeter. huh?
    i'll mutter "im off to the chippy"
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    not much as you probably can't even caluculate it to that
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    (Original post by Golden Maverick)
    The entire works of shakespeare are written in the number pi (and every other irrational) if you assign letters to numbers.
    Sorry? How do you mean?
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    yes i didn't get myself either
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    5 ppl in the student forum invented pie? I sense something not write here :/
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    (Original post by alkaeda)
    5 ppl in the student forum invented pie? I sense something not write here :/
    Hehe - so do I!
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    I used to be able to recite up to 150 but I've forgotten. I know the first 100 really well and can reel them off fluently. And I vaguely remember the next few:

    3.141592653589793238462643383279 5
    02884197169399375105820974944592
    30781640628620899862803482534211
    70679 (8214808...)

    I know I could google it but I didn't. And yes. I am a nerd.
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    So I have met my match then...
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    I've never really tried to learn it, but i remember someone one telling me it was the number of letters in each word in "may I have a large container of coffee, thank you". xx
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    off by complete heart (somebody check if i'm right...i cant remember):

    3.141592653589793238464227950
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    Met a guy once who's 'party trick' was to recite Pi to 51 places:eek: ...didn't see him again.
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    I only know as far as 3.142.

    Random bit of info: Melissa Joan Hart who played Sabrina the Teenage Witch can recite to a few hundred places, I can't remember exactly how many.
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    3.14159 is all I know. I do a degree in maths, but why the hell would anyone need to know it to more accuracy than that?

    In most cases it is good enough to assume pi is 3.
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    (Original post by AlRP)
    Met a guy once who's 'party trick' was to recite Pi to 51 places:eek: ...didn't see him again.
    It's easy to do, I've done it before in fact- all you do is remember the first 6 or so decimal places, and then just recite some random crap, remembering to spread the numbers out to a fair degree.....no-one else will know, so they'll believe you (unless there's some wacko there that actually knows pi to more than 20 digits....then you're screwed)
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    (Original post by smallthoms)
    Melissa Joan Hart who played Sabrina the Teenage Witch can recite to a few hundred places, I can't remember exactly how many.
    A girl of many talents.
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    (Original post by Willa)
    off by complete heart (somebody check if i'm right...i cant remember):

    3.141592653589793238464227950
    you missed a 62 in there...sorry
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    continuing from 100dp: ...82148086513282306647
    So that's 120dp now.

    Also
    e = 2.71828182845904523536
    to 20dp.

    http://x42.com/cgi-bin/pitrainer.cgi
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    Its to 341 decimal places (the Melissa Joan Hart reciting pi thing), dang, got a bit to go then...
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    It'd be quite good to lean pi to 3141 or 31415 places.
 
 
 
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