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    what does pi =

    i can't find anywhere what the absolute value of pi is, does anybody know?

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    windows's calc. says

    3,1415926535897932384626433832795

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    There has been no absolute value computed, AFAIK. In fact they have gone out to several hunderd decimal places and have not found a precise number. Probably never will. Kinda like the largest prime number.

    Edit: Make sure your speaker is on...

    http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/pi/pi.html

    Sounds like a typical physics instructor.

    Edit 2: to recite all the known digits of Pi (6.4 billion digits) would take 133 years with no pause for coffee or sleep.
    Last edited by chuckiechan; 02-21-2003 at 01:40 AM.

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    i'm pretty sure they have an exact value. there is an exact value for everything such as e, sine, cosine, tangent.

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    The value is 22/7 but this will give decimal places to the Nth degree, as the others say, there is no exact value.. not all things in life have an answer!!

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    http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/pi/pi.html
    lol ur right
    man
    why not in english
    listening to it now for 3 mins or so
    gets broing
    but i wont stop
    how long will

    oh u can do it in english
    cool

    this is exiting

    i dont get it how ppl are fining out one more digit and more
    i mean what a life, what a job
    how BORING
    not my dream job fidning out digits

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    at digit 5000 now
    ahhhh can i still hold it
    all togther it takes 362 min

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    I like pie...just not THIS kind...

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    Its called an irrational number, and just like trying to express 1/3 in decimals, it simply cannot be done using our standard 10 digit decimal system, no matter how many digits you stick after the decimal point.

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    Exactly. Irrational. I'll not have any part of it... Come back when yas learn fractions. I like Pi I do sound... Basic analysis on waveforms is greatly trig... Lotsa Pi
    Last edited by genesound; 11-17-2005 at 04:51 AM.

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    Irrational numbers are numbers that neither terminate nor become periodic. Pi is indeed an irrational number. 1/3 however is not. It only meets one of the criteria and thats that it doesn't terminate. It does however repeat itself. Irrational numbers also cannot be expressed in fractions.

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    Yeah, but if ya knows what 3 is yas can get decent work.

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    3145926 always got me bye

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    Square root of 2 too... 1.414

    No dont offer a show in a tutu

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    Q? .707? 1? ... welcome ta trig...

    fagedaboudit... twist the knob... it's more r less... great!

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