 ## The Pi Trivia Game

Home : Pi : The Pi Trivia Game

 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. Which French mathematician said in 1909 that it is hopeless to think that we could ever check if there are 10^100 consecutive zeroes in the decimal expansion of pi? Félix-Édouard-Justin Émile Borel René Baire Felix Klein while looking at his cat. Felix Klein while looking at his cat in his bottle. Möbius while walking on a strip of stamps. 2. Pi is ubiquitous in the branch of mathematics known as statistics. The maximum height of what famous curve is equal to 1/sqrt(2*pi)? a sine curve the bell (Gaussian) curve for a standard normal distribution the step function y = int(x) between x=-17 and x=0 the Sarstedt curve Euler's population density curve 3. What 1768 proof about pi is the German mathematician Johann Lambert famous for? Pi > e. No pattern exists in pi's digits. Pi is irrational. The area of a circle is equal to pi times the square of its radius. It's fun to recite digits of pi. 4. What is the earliest known reference to pi? the Rosetta Stone, inscribed in approximately 200 BC a Middle Kingdom papyrus scroll, written around 1650 BC by Ahmes the scribe Euclid's Elements, written in the 3rd century BC The Uselessness of Pi and its Irrational Friends, written in 1994 AD the Bible 5. Which of the following is an arctangent formula for pi? arctan 1 3*arctan 1/256 + 2*arctan 1/17 4/3*arctan 1 16*arctan 1/5 - 4*arctan 1/239 2*arctan 2