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How do you calculate pi... ...from SCRATCH?


Does there exist an algebraic or arithmatic means, completely devoid of any need for graphical or trigonometric methodologies, and, you just might guess, similarly requiring no prior understanding of integrals or derivatives, such that you can produce a fraction/ratio by means of some formulaic procedure that, applied over and over, ad infinitum, which, by infinite application thereof results in a quotient that is "equal to" pi in that the more such operation is applied/calculated (longhand) the more infinitely accurate it is in answering C/D?

 

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    stanwshura 4 years ago

    Thanks for the reminder of the seeds of concrete and manipulable numeracy, and the great thinkers and how they started. I am, however, ahem...infinitely more interested in the formulae and mathematics used to refine it to its nonexistant end! :)