PI

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History

 

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Crystal W

 

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August 18, 2015

 

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If the sides were about 0.2254 cubits thick, this would lead to decent value of pi. Around 225 B.C., Archimedes obtained his incredibly accurate limits for ? with the perimeters of inscribed and circumscribed polygons having 96 sides. This was an extremely difficult task for Archimedes, as he didn't have Arabic numerals to work with...
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This was an extremely difficult task for Archimedes, as he didn't have Arabic numerals to work with. Lacking Arabic numerals, he had much difficulty in computing the essential square roots square roots. Tsu Ch'ung-chih's method is not known for sure, but may have been similar to Archimedes'. Following the path of polygon usage, in 1579 Francois Vieta used polygons of 393,216 sides to obtain ? to 9 correct places...
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