The Pi Trivia Game

by Eve Andersson

     

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Finally this is your chance to pay tribute to the magnificent transcendental number that we have all grown to love! Here are 25 questions (given to you 5 at a time), picked randomly from my pi question database. Get ready for the thrill of your lifetime, the ultimate challenge, The Pi Trivia Game!

1. The physicist Willebrord Snellius (1580-1626) found polygons which better approximated the perimeter of circles than do inscribed and circumscribed polygons. Better perimeter approximations lead to more quickly converging pi approximations. What scientific discovery is Snellius best known for?




2. Which of the following is an arctangent formula for pi?




3. The world pi-recitation record is held by Chao Lu of China. He was able to recite pi from memory to approximately how many decimal places?




4. At which decimal of pi does the earliest occurrence of the string 999999 begin?




5. Which of the following binary numbers is closest in value to pi:





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