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. What is the formal definition of pi?

3. 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?

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

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