SpaceCollective: 5 trillion digits of Pi
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Tue, 10 Aug 2010 15:38:12 +0000http://spacecollective.org/Queston/6173/5-trillion-digits-of-PienNew comment on: 5 trillion digits of Pi
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http://spacecollective.org/Queston/6173/5-trillion-digits-of-PiTue, 10 Aug 2010 15:38:12 +0000Queston6173<a href="http://spacecollective.org/BenRayfield">BenRayfield</a> wrote:<br /><br />As I first offered in <a href="http://spacecollective.org/BenRayfield/6128/No-Math-Intuition" target="blank">http://spacecollective.org/BenRayfield/6128/No-Math-Intuition</a> I will pay $1000 (USA dollars) to anyone who calculates NUMBER_OF_LAWS_IN_USA and proves their calculation is correct, so if there were 100,000 laws, that would be a required accuracy of 6 digits. $1000 says those 5 trillion digits of pi are easy compared to those few digits.<br />
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I'll offer half the money for something easier than that. Just the <b>first digit</b> of NUMBER_OF_LAWS_IN_USA gets you $500, and the other $500 for the remaining few digits. If it takes more than $500 of effort to calculate 1 digit, we're really in trouble. People are arrested in USA because "ignorance of the law is no excuse". Next time a police officer says that to you, challenge him to prove he knows the first thing (the first digit) about laws. $500 says he doesn't.<br />
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We have enough digits of pi. Most software only uses it to 15 digits.http://spacecollective.org/Queston/6173/5-trillion-digits-of-Pi