"|-|ercules" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:87oodjFn51U1@mid.individual.net... > "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? > > Herc >
All of them.
But no single member of the list contains all digits of pi.