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rational pi

From:Martin Horsch <horsch@...>
Date:Monday, October 15, 2001, 20:22
> And base 8 may have some advantages over base 10 (I tried working > out the value of pi in base 8 - I think it comes out at
> which [assuming I'm correct, can anyone confirm?] would make some > aspects of geometry a little easier to do in your head).
LOL This would probably be 22/7, which is a good approximation to pi (and was used in Egypt). As pi is irrational, it won't have a terminating or cyclic representation in any system. regards 'aq