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    Pi

    Reading TVR is King's thread, his signature inspired me to make a thread about pi. Why not?

    Currently, I think the maximum number of digits pi has been calculated to is 1.24 trillion. Why? Well I don't know why! There is no perfect circle in nature, and we will never need to make something so perfect as to need 1.24 trillion digits. It is however a good measure of current computing power.

    Me, I remeber 3.14, or the button on my calculator.

    The record for reciting pi is 83,431 digits by a 59-year-old Japanese psychiatric counselor. it took 13 hours.

    And for a bit of fun, solve this

    Move 1 match stike to approximate the equation.

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    As far as I can remember is 3.141592654


    Edit: Oh sweet, I just figured out what that puzzle is saying Although it's not too precise...
    Last edited by Egg Nog; 09-06-2006 at 11:56 PM.

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    phi is more sexy than pi

    1.618033988749894848204586baby

    and so on, also infinitely

    *SPOILER BELOW!*
    edit: the match representing one in the denominator must move to where the two matches are, before the 'equals' sign, so it read 3= 22/7, which is (very approx) pi
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    Quote Originally Posted by aiasib
    phi is more sexy than pi

    1.618033988749894848204586baby

    and so on, also infinitely

    *SPOILER BELOW!*
    edit: the match representing one in the denominator must move to where the two matches are, before the 'equals' sign, so it read 3= 22/7, which is (very approx) pi
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    Yeah I also figured out the puzzle, but that's not how somebody would write that in Roman numbers.
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    Hes wrong?
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    It was a matter of time before I found this.
    Did you know that Pi to 48 decimal places is sufficiently accurate to inscribe a circle around the entire visible universe without accuracy deviating by more than the length accross a single atom?

    I reached 201, then took a break. I am still on that break many weeks later. And I figured out...I made a mistake.
    62860899 is actuall 628620899.
    I got incredibly disheartened...and rather depressed after reading this.
    I need a Pi avatar. Imagine one just like the one I have, but with 3.1415926......etc.
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    Move the last matchstick on the bottom row over the top of the first 2 matchsticks.

    This turns the first 2 matchsticks into the Pi symbol, giving the equation Pi = 22/7.

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    Oh fair enough...I thought about putting it over the equals so it says that two equals approximately 22/7...but thats really innacurate.
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    You blokes have far,far too much time on your hands....
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    Quote Originally Posted by caz_375
    Move the last matchstick on the bottom row over the top of the first 2 matchsticks.

    This turns the first 2 matchsticks into the Pi symbol, giving the equation Pi = 22/7.

    I concur

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackhonda
    You blokes have far,far too much time on your hands....
    it cost me just ten seconds to solve the puzzle..
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    Well la-dee-da mr smart man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aiasib
    phi is more sexy than pi

    1.618033988749894848204586baby
    Do you mean the thing we call e ?

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    Isn't e = 2.7.... etc etc...?

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