"fishfry" <BLOCKSPAMfishfry@your-mailbox.com> wrote in message news:BLOCKSPAMfishfry-9EA4D6.firstname.lastname@example.org... > In article <87ocucFrn3U1@mid.individual.net>, > "|-|ercules" <email@example.com> 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.
True, there is no entry for pi, in its entirety, on the list but all of the digits of pi are there along the diagonal.