# It's March 14 again...

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Half Fast, Mar 14, 2019 at 6:49 AM.

1. ### Half FastEn-Route

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Happy Pi Day, everyone! Have a wonderful holiday. I hope you’ll all get a chance to spend some quality time today working math problems with family and friends.

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No steak for me today.

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22/7 is a lousy approximation, good to only two decimals. 355/113 is a pretty darned good approximation, good to six decimals.

4. ### azureFinal Approach

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And 3 is (of course) even worse! (Yet at least a couple of rules of thumb taught by CFIs rely on it.)

Anyway....

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971...

I think I got that right. Memorized it that far long ago, never bothered to go farther.

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For you computer geeks out there, the ASCII code for π is 227 in decimal! (Hold down <Alt> key, type 227 on numeric keypad, release <Alt> key. Use 0176 for a ° symbol!)

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There's pie..??

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All together, now, for the pi cheer...

Tangent cotan cosine sine,
Three point one four one five nine!
Yeeeea, pi!

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With no end in sight....

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Seems to be a constant.

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Seems to be, but can we really be sure that it's not slowly changing in the 1,000,000,000,000,000th decimal place?