Appreciating Pi (not the Edible Variety)

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Intro: Appreciating Pi (not the Edible Variety)

Those who fear rows and rows of numbers, I recommend you to leave. Those who wonder what pi is so fascinating about, I recommend you to join me on this epic journey through pi.

EDIT: After having left this to rot for a few years, I have decided to correct some glaring typos. :D

Step 1: Grab Your Slice of Pi (and Please Don't Eat It 'till We're Done)

Now to get some pi to appreciate. There are a lot of websites offering up to 2 million digits of pi. Don't worry, as we are not going that deep. We are stopping at the 100th digit or so.

Here is a website you can go to get pi :
http://www.eveandersson.com/pi/digits/

Here is a site to search pi digits :
http://www.angio.net/pi/piquery

Here are the 1st hundred decimal digits:

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923078164062862089986280348253421170679

apparently of which (some) I have memorized. In the recent years after not actively revising I have forgotten some off the far end.

Step 2: Getting Started...

Here are the first 20 digits. Don't they look pretty?

3.14159265358979323846

I got a little too carried away and had to remove an extra 8 digits.

Step 3: Warmed Up?

I actually forgot a little something :

pi digits 15 to 25

32384626433 (look at the 1st picture)

Ok, lets carry on...

pi digits 21 to 30

2643383279 (2nd pic)

Step 4: Getting Hungry for More?

the next 20:

50288419716939937510

I decided to show more at one go because there are some patterns spread out here.

Step 5: Feel a Little Twitchy?

pi digits 51-70

58209749445923078164

Is your stomach growling for more?

Step 6: You Are Quite Done...

The last 30 :

062862089986280348253421170679

Whoa! What a big bite!

Step 7: Reflections

What were those for? For fun. Don't take them too seriously. Enjoy life. Takeaway a pi-zza (haha). Sit and eat. Forget all these. You will find it difficult at first.

Then come back to this instructable and repeat. Hopefully this has made your day.

Returning a few years later to look at your own Instructable is always fun :D

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    61 Discussions

    Just saying, pi is kinda incorrect. It's half of the real constant, 2pi, or tau. Look at tauday.com and see a whole manifesto on it.

    Sorry for being such a party pooper. Pi is still cool, but not cool enough.

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    tdawber-mandeno

    7 years ago on Step 7

    The string 12345678 occurs at position 186,557,266 counting from the first digit after the decimal point. The 3. is not counted.

    The string and surrounding digits:

    72269200957811705289 12345678 05029135885957638876

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    crocboy

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Like my profile picture?   (the rating is 3.14 thats funny!)

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    rimes

    8 years ago on Step 3

    Hey, Pi is Einstein's Birthday too... Spooky huh?
    Happens to be mine too... :-)
    I know what I wan't my cake to look like now... Thanks!

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    blahblah86

    8 years ago on Introduction

    memorized pi to 61 decimal plaaces in pre-algebra one day.  i was *really* bored, but i still remember the digits!  the pi song helped.  it's on ytmnd.com or something.

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    Kaiven

    10 years ago on Introduction

    this is all i know: 3.14159265358979323846323846264332643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998. my momwill give me ten dollars if i remember all one hundred

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    Kaivenzascecs

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    hehehe... Still have a ways to go xD 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640862089986280348253421170679. The other comment si posted are wrong. Lol.

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    KaivenKaiven

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Now I know 3.14159265358979323846264338327950 OMG! I CAN'T RECITE WITH 8TH GRADERS SINGING! :O I will do this later....