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    Speaking of former math teachers...

    Not a puzzle, but a previous comment reminded me of a college prof that insisted we learn PI to more decimal places than most would ever want/need.

    The phrase to trigger your memory was: May I have a large container of coffee? (count the letters).
    If you got the coffee and were polite and said "thank you," you got 2 more decimal places.

    Never forgot it: 3.141592653(5898...remembered those too for some odd reason).

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    3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679............

    your last digit seems wrong assuming the ( was a typo and not a digit=9
    in which case the second 3 was the last correct digit as posted

    my son had a poster with a couple thousand digits
    interesting but useless






    Quote Originally Posted by kweaver View Post
    Not a puzzle, but a previous comment reminded me of a college prof that insisted we learn PI to more decimal places than most would ever want/need.

    The phrase to trigger your memory was: May I have a large container of coffee? (count the letters).
    If you got the coffee and were polite and said "thank you," you got 2 more decimal places.

    Never forgot it: 3.141592653(5898...remembered those too for some odd reason).

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    No, type a typo...I was just adding a few more digits, and rounded the last one. 3.1415926535898 (actually, 897...)

    I wonder who/what might ever use it to some extremely large number of decimal places? Space calculations? Or just mathematical challenges to find more digits.

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    I remember PI to 3.141592654 but also remember using 22/7 for rough calculations!

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