Three Strange Methods to Calculate Pi

Photo: Rhett Allain

In the USA, Pi Day is March 14. Why? Because that’s 3/14 in our odd date format system and the first three digits of Pi are 3.14…Note: I’m going to use Pi instead of π because it’s easier to type.

Enough about that. Let’s calculate some Pi. I’m going to share some of my favorite methods to get a value of this awesome number. OK, I’m actually going to start with a fairly straightforward way to…

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Rhett Allain

Rhett Allain

Physics faculty, science blogger of all things geek. Technical Consultant for CBS MacGyver and MythBusters. WIRED blogger.