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In honor of Pi Day 2013 (3.14.2013), I am re-posting my pi calculator worksheet.
As useless as you might think this is, note that it shows methods for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers to a very large precision.
Be sure to turn on the "Debugger Tool" to see it slowly grind away at the solution to whatever precision you enter at the beginning of the worksheet. Hit Ctrl-F9 to start the fun!
And stay up until 1:59:26.5 AM just to show your true geekiness in all its glory.
Sorry, there was only one correct Pi - day 3/14/1593
Buzzkill.
MichaelH wrote:
Buzzkill.
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Sori, Ay nou Inglish not khorosho - veri plokho!
Sorry, Valery. We have a few Pi-days.
See: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/world/pi-day
Pi Day is the unofficial holiday that celebrates the mathematical constant pi (π) on March 14 in the month/day date format because the digits in this date correspond with the first three digits of π (3.14).
July 22: When 22 is divided by 7, it equals 3.14.
March 4: When 14% of the 3rd month has elapsed.
April 5: When 3.14 months of the year have elapsed.
April 26: The Earth has traveled two radians of its orbit on this day (April 25 in leap years). This is celebrated exactly on the 41st second of the 23rd minute of the 4th hour on April 26 or the 116th day. (In leap years, it is celebrated exactly on the 3rd second of the 2nd minute of the 12th hour on April 25 or the 116th day.)
November 10: The 314th day of the year (November 9 in leap years).
December 21, 1:13 p.m.: The 355th day of the year (December 20 in leap years), celebrated at 1:13 for the Chinese approximation 355/113.