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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> I'll make it easy for this little one. Is Pi an odd or even number? No. It is not an integer. In fact, it is an irrational number.

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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> Again not listing it all. In fact you left an infinite number off. Just like my 3. No, I included that when I said it is the *infinite* sum.

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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> List the number Pi not an equation. You do know the number that is Pi? Real numbers are *defined* as limits of rational numbers. I gave one particular limit (an infinite sum) that gives pi. Yes, pi is an irrational number given by the infinite sum 4*(1  1/3 + 1/5  1/7 + 1/9  1/11 +...) That infinite sum is exactly pi.

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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> I'll make it easy for this little one. Is Pi an odd or even number? Do you mistakenly think that every number is either even or odd? Well, you are wrong. Every *integer* is either even of odd, but nonintegers are neither. For example, 1/3 is not even nor is it odd. Neither is 1/10. Pi is an irrational number, so it cannot even be written as a quotient of two integers (like 1/3 can). Even more so, it is not the root of any polynomial with integer coefficients (we say it is transcendental). Perhaps you should learn some basic math.

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polymath257 wrote: <quoted text>No. It is not an integer. In fact, it is an irrational number. No kidding. News flash I know Pi ! It is you and your clan that claim you can't round it off. I would love to see the number you use for Pi with out any rounding off.

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polymath257 wrote: <quoted text>No, I included that when I said it is the *infinite* sum. As well as I did when I said I'm round off to a whole number.

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polymath257 wrote: <quoted text>Real numbers are *defined* as limits of rational numbers. I gave one particular limit (an infinite sum) that gives pi. Yes, pi is an irrational number given by the infinite sum 4*(1  1/3 + 1/5  1/7 + 1/9  1/11 +...) That infinite sum is exactly pi. You're not listing all of your figures. This would be acceptable if you hadn't made the claim more less that no one else is allowed to round off Pi.

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polymath257 wrote: <quoted text>Do you mistakenly think that every number is either even or odd? Well, you are wrong. Every *integer* is either even of odd, but nonintegers are neither. For example, 1/3 is not even nor is it odd. Neither is 1/10. Pi is an irrational number, so it cannot even be written as a quotient of two integers (like 1/3 can). Even more so, it is not the root of any polynomial with integer coefficients (we say it is transcendental). Perhaps you should learn some basic math. Every integer can be covered to decimal. Except one. What this never occurred to you?


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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> No kidding. News flash I know Pi ! It is you and your clan that claim you can't round it off. I would love to see the number you use for Pi with out any rounding off. I generally just use the symbol pi.

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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> Every integer can be covered to decimal. Except one. What this never occurred to you? I'm curious what you think the exception is.

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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> You're not listing all of your figures. This would be acceptable if you hadn't made the claim more less that no one else is allowed to round off Pi. When did I say that? But, if you round off, you won't get the exact value. But the exact value of pi is not required to answer the following question: If a vat is 10 cubits across, how many cubits is it around? You can round off your answer to the nearest integer if you want.

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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> No kidding. News flash I know Pi ! It is you and your clan that claim you can't round it off. No, I am saying that rounding off inevitably produces an error into the calculation. The amount of error is determined by the amount you round off. So, if a vat is 10 cubits across (diameter), how many cubits will it be around (circumference)? You may round off to the nearest integer if you wish.

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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> As well as I did when I said I'm round off to a whole number. How much error is produced when you do this? In particular, if the diameter of a vat is 10 cubits, what is the error produced in the calculation of the circumference when you round pi t the nearest whole number?

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polymath257 wrote: <quoted text>I generally just use the symbol pi. As do most, while this works for writing down the equation. What number do use when calculating?

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polymath257 wrote: <quoted text>I'm curious what you think the exception is. Pi

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polymath257 wrote: <quoted text>When did I say that? But, if you round off, you won't get the exact value.
But the exact value of pi is not required to answer the following question:
If a vat is 10 cubits across, how many cubits is it around? You can round off your answer to the nearest integer if you want. "When did I say that? But, if you round off, you won't get the exact value. " Oh that's so critical when you're measuring using a Cubit! Finger tip to elbow. Hey Fred double check my measurements before I cut this board! Hey bubba you're off by 1/64 of a cubit! LOL

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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> As do most, while this works for writing down the equation. What number do use when calculating? It depends on how much accuracy I want.

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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> Pi Pi isn't an integer.

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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> "When did I say that? But, if you round off, you won't get the exact value. " Oh that's so critical when you're measuring using a Cubit! Finger tip to elbow. Hey Fred double check my measurements before I cut this board! Hey bubba you're off by 1/64 of a cubit! LOL No, in that case, you are off by more than a cubit. Almost a cubit and a half.

“Think&Care”
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Langoliers wrote: <quoted text> "When did I say that? But, if you round off, you won't get the exact value. " Oh that's so critical when you're measuring using a Cubit! Finger tip to elbow. Hey Fred double check my measurements before I cut this board! Hey bubba you're off by 1/64 of a cubit! LOL Here's a question. Suppose you have that the diameter is 10 cubits. Suppose you want the circumference to be accurate to the nearest cubit. How accurate of a value of pi do you need to do this?

