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A Funny Thing Happened to Pi ...
Archimedes' method for calculating π. The length of the circumference of a circle lies between the perimeters of inscribed and circumscribed polygons: the more sides, the better the accuracy. Working with a 96-sided polygon, Archimedes computed π to an accuracy of one part in 10,000.
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Uploaded: Sep 19, 2013