How Pi is Calculated

Pi Unrolled

A number line is marked off by a circle of unit diameter. Starting from zero, the circle “unrolls” its circumference. At one full turn, the unrolled circumference has extended to the point we call Ï€. This number is real but irrational, transcendental, and cannot be constructed with compass and straightedge.


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    roamingidiot
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    ummm Why?

    The Matrix: Rebooted
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    Title in not quite accurate. This is how pi is defined, but its not how pi is “calculated”.
    You cannot “calculate” pi, only compute a numerical approximation to pi.

    warren
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    My phone number is the last 7 digits of pi.

    o_O

    Kero
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    Lol you can’t have the “last” 7 digits of pie because they dont exist.

    warren
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    Duh. That’s the point.

    Kaze
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    Epic fail.

    Brushaway
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    but by WHO!



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