Calculating Any Digit of PiDate: 05/16/2000 at 05:46:04 From: August Hiekkamaki Subject: Calculating any digit of pi Is there a formula that gives any digit of pi in any given place, like the fourth digit would be a 1? (3.1415) ^ Date: 05/16/2000 at 11:27:20 From: Doctor Schwa Subject: Re: Calculating any digit of pi No, not other than calculating all the decimal places prior. However there is a miraculous formula that gives the nth digit in hexadecimal or binary. It is explained here: The Miraculous Bailey-Borwein-Plouffe Pi Algorithm - Steven Finch, Research and Development Team, MathSoft, Inc. http://pi.lacim.uqam.ca/eng/ - Doctor Schwa, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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