## The Pi Trivia Game

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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 following are all mnemonics for remembering the first few digits of pi (the number of letters in each word corresponds to a digit of pi). Which of these was written in 1995 by Michael Keith? Sir, I send a rhyme excellingin sacred truth and rigid spelling.Numerical sprites elucidateFor me the lexicon's dull weight. Now I, even I, would celebrateIn rhymes inapt, the greatImmortal Syracusan, rivaled nevermore,Who in his wondrous lore,Passed on before,Left men his guidanceHow to circles mensurate. But a time I spent wandering in bloomy night; Yon tower, tinkling chimewise, loftily opportune. Out, up, and together came sudden to Sunday rite,The one solemnly off to correct plenilune. How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics. All of thy geometry, Herr Planck, is fairly hard. Poe, E. -Near A RavenMidnights so dreary, tired and weary,Silently pondering volumes extolling all by-now obsolete lore.During my rather long nap - the weirdest tap!An ominous vibrating sound disturbing my chamber's antedoor."This", I whispered quietly, "I ignore". 2. Say you have a rope wrapped tightly around the earth at the equator. How much longer would you have to make the rope if you wanted the rope to be exactly 1 foot above the surface the whole way around? (assume that the earth has a constant radius at the equator) 2*pi feet 2*pi*R feet, where R is the radius of the earth pi*R^2 feet pi + D feet, where D is the diameter of the earth pi/2 feet 3. How does one convert pi in base 10 to base 2? Keep only the '0' and the '1' in the decimal expansion. It is impossible because pi > 2. Replace each digit of pi in base 10 with a 0 if it is divisible by 2 and with and 1 if it is not. Successively multiply pi by 2 and put a '1' when it is greater than 1 and a '0' when it is smaller than 1. Repeat this step after having kept only the fractional part of the result. Divide pi in base 10 by 5. 4. For many years, it has been conjectured but unproven that pi is normal in base 10. What does normal mean? Like any normal person, pi has two legs. Blocks of digits of increasing size have a limit frequency of 1/10 for each of the digits (0 to 9). Pi squared is a rational number. People who like pi are normal. The natural logarithm of pi taken to the tenth power is an integer. 5. In 1897 a state House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill setting pi equal to 16/(sqrt 3), which approximately equals 9.2376. In which state of the United States did this occur? California Indiana Massachusetts Florida Canada