"fishfry" <BLOCKSPAMfishfry@your-mailbox.com> wrote > In article <87ocucFrn3U1@mid.individual.net>, > "|-|ercules" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > >> Consider the list of increasing lengths of finite prefixes of pi >> >> 3 >> 31 >> 314 >> 3141 >> .... >> >> Everyone agrees that: >> this list contains every digit of pi (1) >> > > No, I don't agree, so "Everyone agrees that ..." is false. > > The list consists of a collection of integers. Item n on the list are > the first n digits of pi, starting from 3 and ignoring the decimal > point. So the 1000th item on the list is 31... pi to 1000 places. > > There is no one element of the list that contains pi in its entirety. > And the reason is because each 'n' represents a FINITE NUMBER. Like 6, > or 100043, or a zillion eleven. And on that line we find a zillion > eleven digits of pi. But no more! > > No one item on the list contains pi in its entirety. > > Do you understand that? > > What is true is that: if you ask me for, say, pi to a trillion digits, > I'll say, "No problem, here it is, it's the trillionth item on the > list." > > But if you ask me for ALL the digits of pi, I have to say, "Sorry, > that's not on the list."
How many digits of pi do all the list's members contain?