Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
NCTM or The Math Forum.



Re: Prime numbers and pi
Posted:
Apr 14, 2009 9:17 AM


Sorry for not understanding the connection between Hui or Tartaglia or Pascal's Triangle and pi. Please make it very simple. Like this. The square of the sum of a line divided by the square of the middle number and again by the second number approximates a number in the order of 1.61:
4x4 / 2x2x2 = 2
16x16 / 6x6x4 = 1.77777...
64x64 / 20x20x6 = 1.70666...
256x256 / 70x70x8 = 1.67188...
1024x1024 / 252x252x10 = 1.65119...
4096x4096 / 924x924x12 = 1.63755...
16384x16384 / 3432x3432x14 = 1.627860...
What operation must I carry out in oder to approximate pi? and where do the primes come in?



