## Poll

 I love math! 1 vote (6.25%) I'm excited! No votes (0%) I'm giddy! No votes (0%) I'm aroused. 1 vote (6.25%) Math is fun! No votes (0%) Math ist wunderbar! 2 votes (12.5%) I'm eating pie to celebrate. 5 votes (31.25%) I'm eating a pizza pie. 3 votes (18.75%) My first calculus teacher is my hero. 1 vote (6.25%) I'm a bigot. 8 votes (50%)

16 members have voted

teliot
Joined: Oct 19, 2009
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March 14th, 2019 at 7:16:08 PM permalink
Quote: RS

Quote: teliot

2015 was the best PI day ever ... here is my proof, March 14, 2015 at 9:26:53.

I applaud you for not rounding pi up to 3.141592654.

Right, 4 is not the correct digit, and I was intent on 3 there. I was in front of my computer practicing "print screen" as the seconds at time.gov rolled by, until this fateful moment. I told a friend about this yesterday and his reply -- "oh, I could photoshop that ..."
onenickelmiracle
Joined: Jan 26, 2012
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March 14th, 2019 at 7:57:35 PM permalink
I'll say it, I think Pi is different in every simulated universe, if they exist. There I go being crazy again because I watched a Youtube video once and before you. Duh, both are just guesses and for fun.
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odiousgambit
Joined: Nov 9, 2009
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March 15th, 2019 at 2:21:51 AM permalink
Quote: teliot

"PI" is conjectured to be a normal number, which is a number that has all integers appearing somewhere in its decimal expansion according to its expected frequency. Aside from PI being transcendental, almost nothing is known about its decimal expansion.

Is the following true? If they had found that after 100 decimal places, say, pi was all zeroes, that would mean it was not an irrational number after all?
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unJon
Joined: Jul 1, 2018
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March 15th, 2019 at 2:25:52 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

Is the following true? If they had found that after 100 decimal places, say, pi was all zeroes, that would mean it was not an irrational number after all?

Yes that would not be an irrational number.
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gordonm888
Joined: Feb 18, 2015
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March 15th, 2019 at 8:46:45 AM permalink
Quote: CrystalMath

Happy pi day, and thanks, Miplet, for the table generator.

This is probably cheeky to ask, but I wonder if Miplet could modify his table generator so that the data entries are centered within the columns.

Its not enough to be good. Its also important to look good.
miplet
Joined: Dec 1, 2009
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March 15th, 2019 at 10:06:27 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

This is probably cheeky to ask, but I wonder if Miplet could modify his table generator so that the data entries are centered within the columns.

Its not enough to be good. Its also important to look good.

He could and did. http://miplet.net/table/center.php .
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odiousgambit
Joined: Nov 9, 2009
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March 15th, 2019 at 10:58:19 AM permalink
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DogHand
Joined: Sep 24, 2011
• Posts: 167
March 15th, 2019 at 12:14:03 PM permalink
gamerfreak,

Pi IS a real number, but because it is irrational, the decimal expansion of its digits never repeats. For a rational number (that is, a number that is the ratio of two integers), the digits eventually begin to repeat ad infinitum.

Hope this helps!

Dog Hand
CrystalMath
Joined: May 10, 2011
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March 15th, 2019 at 1:39:38 PM permalink
Quote: teliot

Continued fraction convergents are an even faster method. But, I had not seen your method before ... curious.

Messing around a bit today:
Discard the first 51 terms.
Calculate the next 51 terms and then apply the Pascal Triangle numbers, and I get pi to 46 places.
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TomG
Joined: Sep 26, 2010