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. What rapidly converging formula for calculation of pi was found by Machin in 1706?

2. In what year were the first 100 digits of pi first calculated?

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

4. Who, in 1882, proved the transcendence of pi?

5. What professor was dismissed from his position in 1934 for teaching in an "un-German" style after saying (correctly) that pi/2 is the value of x between 1 and 2 for which cos x vanishes?