How many decimals of Pi do you remember?

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I once gave him a piece of paper with [itex]\sqrt{2}[/itex] to 100+ decimal places. He would have me stand there reading the paper while he recited the number - he didn't fake it. He is now responsible for integration of instrumentation and protection (reactor safety) systems in modern nuclear power plants.
 
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Tell him to give up on the number and try reciting safety procedures in case of a melt down. priorities man
 
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Tell him to give up on the number and try reciting safety procedures in case of a melt down. priorities man

haha tribdog :rofl:
 
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Just to be a complete *******, I'm going to resurrect this post.

By the way: 3.141592653589793238 (18 digits)
 
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Congratulations, I think we have a winner!

:rolleyes:
 
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Does 10π count?
 
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No, Jim, 10π doesn't count. XD
 
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I used to have a mnemonic system (thanks to my two study hall periods a day in tenth grade), and I ended up memorizing it to about 30 digits. The only ones I remember now are 3.1415926, which is still more than I'll ever need to use...
 
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3.14159265358979

365.24219878

as a lysdexic, I got very po'd memorizing these silly numbers only to find myself getting the last four digits mixed up at the ripe old age of 10. I gave up.

Then in college I discovered you were not supposed to list accuracy past a certain point because it was pointless.

I was very happy that I stopped.

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But can you recite all of it - backwards
 
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3.14 :smile:
 
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3.141
 
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22/7
 
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But can you recite all of it - backwards
Nope. I don't think I can recite anything backwards. I'm a forward thinker.
 
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I don't understand why people waste their time remembering the decimals of Pi, do something productive that will actually be of value! :rolleyes:
 
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exactly, one should also memorise e; Universal gas constant, R; Stefan-Boltzmann constant, σ; Speed of light in a vacuum, c; Planck constant, h; The density of air at various altitudes, ρ; etc, etc, etc... :tongue:
 
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Used to do 368 digits - can't anymore though, since it was so pointless. I can easily do about 262 now, though.
 
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Wow, a very tenacious thread with several necropostings all the way from 2003.

I find memorizing a couple of telephone #'s more practical.
 
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22/7
 
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I remember 3.14159. Recently I tried to add an additional 5 or 6 numbers onto it during my spare time. I remembered them for a little while, but now I can't remember them.
 
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I know all of the digits. :P
 
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I know all of the digits of 22/7 :biggrin:
 
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I know 6 digits, which is 3 more than I really need.

I know 7 digits of 22/7, which is definitely all I need.
 
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I know all of the digits. :P
I know most of them, but I always forget the last one.

Seriously, I inadvertantly memorized 16 digits, since this is the approximate limit of double precision representation of floating point numbers in computers. In the old days, cut and paste was not as easy as today, and it was quicker to just type them in.

3.141592653589793
 
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