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First Post! 17 11.8%
Woot! 13 9.0%
pi = ... 33 22.9%
1337 5p34k 5 3.5%
AYBABTU 13 9.0%
Pyramid!!! 5 3.5%
10110110 10001010 14 9.7%
Magnus Thong 17 11.8%
Voyage 400 27 18.8%

 Survey posted 2004-08-22 03:30 by Morgan. Contribute ideas to surveys by sending a mail to survey@ticalc.org.

Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Lewk Of Serthic
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Seeing as I wasn't alow'd to post for 10 days for pyramids that's gonna have to be my vote.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 06:27 GMT

Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
subacha
(Web Page)

whoever asked a long time ago how to calculate pi, it is the same as 22/7.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 12:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Michael McElroy
(Web Page)

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, NO!
22/7 = 3.142857 (six repeating decimals)
pi = 3.14159265358......
er, pi = 4.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 14:58 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

YAY! You're back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D

I remember pi = 4!!!!(<-- not factorials) In fact, I was just thinking of that last night, for some odd reason.

PI = 4. AYBABTU.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 18:31 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Jake Griffin
(Web Page)

1/7 can be calculated using the following method:
2. the next two digits are double that (28)
3. the next two digits are one more than double that (57) (this is because if you double 56, you get 112, so the 1 carries into the 6 making seven)
4. continue this process

I FIGURED THIS OUT ON MY OWN when I saw the 14,28,almost 56 pattern...
1/7 =
_14 (7*2)
+__28 (14*2)
+____56 (28*2)
+_____112 (56*2)
+_______224 (etc..)
+_________448
+___________896
+____________1792
+______________3584
=142857142857142784
compared to 1/7 which is
.142857142857142857...
I love making things overly complicated :)

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 17:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

d00d, j00 43r 1337!
I'm going to see if I can figure out why that's true. That's really cool :)
14*1/100 + 14*2/10000 + 14*4/1000000 + ...
Sum n=0 to infinity: 14(2)^n/(100^(n+1)) = 1/7?
Or would it be written better as
Sum n=0 to infinity: 14(2)^n/(100(100)^n) = 1/7?
Okay, that reduces to:
7(1/50)^n/50 or 7(1/50)^(n+1)

Okay, so there's the fractional part of what you wrote...
7(1/50)^0 = .14
7(1/50)^1 = .0028
7(1/50)^2 = .000056
...
7/50, 7/2500, 7/125000, 7/6250000, ...
Ooh! I know... the Sum of 7(1/50)^(n+1) from 0 to x is 1/7-(1/50)^x/350
And lim x->infinity: 1/7-(1/50)^x/350 = 1/7 //!!!

Good thing I had my TI-89 sitting beside me

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 04:19 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Jake Griffin
(Web Page)

You can just say "1/7\!" Then the "!" is treated like a "!" and not a factorial :) Escape characters rule

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 19:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

I love escape characters.\nThey're 1337\!\n

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 01:26 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Lewk Of Serthic
(Web Page)

Not only is that random, it is wrong.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 15:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
ti_is_good_++
(Web Page)

Reply to this comment    30 August 2004, 08:04 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

WHAT!?!?!?!? You did not... no...

You did not just write that pi=22/7.

Die.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 18:33 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Lewk Of Serthic
(Web Page)

We should spam him with a million digits of real pi every 30 secounds.

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 19:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
calkfreak83
(Web Page)

I could get him up to around an hour.

Who else is with me???

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 23:12 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
anykey

...From memory?...

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 00:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
calkfreak83
(Web Page)

Good God, no!!! I got a program that can tell you as many digits of pi as you want. I haven't done it in a while, but the last time I did it, I got 128,000,000 digits in around 2 hours.

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 01:30 GMT

SPAM THE F00B!
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

Yes! That's awesome! Hahaha! Let's spam him! :-D

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 16:21 GMT

Re: SPAM THE F00B!
anykey

...Ready...Set...Go!...*immediately opens email program and spams*

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 02:58 GMT

¤
burntfuse

Me!

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 22:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Sam3.14
(Web Page)

I sent one!

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 00:44 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
calkfreak83
(Web Page)

I tried to send all mine at a time, but my computer froze and just sat there... so i shot it

:-)

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 03:53 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
anykey

With what?

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 03:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
calkfreak83
(Web Page)

a .270 bolt-action rifle to be exact... i couldnt get on it for a week after that.

Reply to this comment    30 August 2004, 03:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

Wow........ ;-)

Reply to this comment    30 August 2004, 14:04 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

I'm sending one right now! :-D

...

Done!

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 16:24 GMT

¤
burntfuse

I sent one too (not a million digits though). :-D

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 19:31 GMT

Re: ¤
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

I saved my outgoing message, it was really funny :-D I had all this random 13375p34k stuff and after I had 10,000 digits (joyofpi.com), I wrote "AND IN CASE YOU FORGOT THEM ALREADY, HERE THEY ARE AGAIN!"

Hehe, this guy is going to hate us :D:D:D

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 19:55 GMT

Re: Re: ¤
Sam3.14
(Web Page)

This is really mean. *sends another ten*

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 00:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ¤
Lewk Of Serthic
(Web Page)

I've sent three with the first 100 digits in binary. *sends some more.*

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 15:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
Chivo

Did you use actual binary or just BCD?

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 19:09 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

He probably used something like [link].

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 01:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ¤
Lewk Of Serthic
(Web Page)

I've sent about ten. 120d, I hope he doesn't report an abuse of e-mail through ticalc.org. That would stink.

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 15:35 GMT

Re: Re: Re: ¤
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

Well, one thing's for sure, he'll never forget that pi!=22/7 //!!

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 15:36 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
Jake Griffin
(Web Page)

"pi!"...can you do that? *Checks*
pi! = 7.18808272898 according to my HP49g...not 22/7 ;) j/k

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 19:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
blauggh

*YES*!!! There's something else the HP3x/4x calcs can do but the TI 89 cannot do directly. The Factorial function does have a definition for non-positive-integer values; it is defined across the entire number space by the gamma function ...

(something like x! = gamma(x-1) or something like that)

*checks HP 39G and HP 48G+ and HP 49g+, and all of them do it*

And apparently the TI calcs don't know that. I don't think they even have the gamma function, so you can't even get at it from the back door.

Reply to this comment    27 August 2004, 01:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

Oh yeah, the gamma function. I really think the TI calcs should have that. At least they recognize that it is possible to do the factorial (it might return something like (.5)!) but it won't solve it :( Fortunately, google will, and so will windows calculator.

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 01:31 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

Now THAT was a dumb typo. Haha, I don't know how that exclamation mark got there... but you're right, you can take a factorial of nonintegers. Dang.

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 01:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
Cuddles

it wasn't a typo. if taken the way it was taken it would have to be pi!==22/7, unless i confused myself and don't know what the conversation was about

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 04:09 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

No, we were saying that pi != pi! because of the factorial. pi! is ~7.18808273... while, well... you know what pi is.

But I know what you mean about the equals signs. QB programmers don't need two ;-) It's just Javascript, Java, C, C++, and probably a whole bunch of other languages, that use ==...... :-D

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 14:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
Jake Griffin
(Web Page)

what you meant is "pi != 22/7" or "pi doesn't equal 22/7"...that's where the "!" came from... I jjust thought I would try to be funny... ;)

Reply to this comment    30 August 2004, 19:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

Oops, I read it as pi!!=22/7.

/me needs to keep his contacts in

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 16:24 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ¤
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

Hehe, that was a good one ;-)

Reply to this comment    31 August 2004, 16:25 GMT

¤
burntfuse

I sent about 6 total. :-D

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 21:25 GMT

Re: Re: ¤
anykey

Just sent one with an attachment with 1 million digits :^) I could do this all day!

Reply to this comment    29 August 2004, 02:45 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Jake Griffin
(Web Page)

if pi=22/7, then pi*7=22, so on your 22nd birthday you should get seven pies, but that usually doesn't happen, so pi != 22/7...my logic...BTW, if x=4 and y=7 in problem number 1, and x=-2 and y=5 in problem 2, then obviously x and y are always changing, so WHY DO WE NEED TO KEEP FINDING OUT WHAT THEY EQUAL?!?!

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 17:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
calkfreak83
(Web Page)

Did you take your medicine this morning????

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 22:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

I know! x just won't keep its identity! It keeps changing itself like it's a secret agent...

OH WAIT... NOW WE FIGURED OUT THE KEY TO ALGEBRA

AGENT X IS REALLY AN ASSASSIN AND WE NEED TO GET OUR 1337 MATH SKILLZ GOOD ENOUGH SO WE CAN HUNT AGENT X DOWN AND KILL HIM! HAHAHAHAHA!

(This is what being up past midnight does to me ;-))

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 04:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
calkfreak83
(Web Page)

People like you are the reason people like me are on medication

-some person I dont know

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 04:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

120d, that's good :)

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 16:25 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Jake Griffin
(Web Page)

How can you call [him] good? Who is good but God alone?
-Jesus (and a little editing)

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 19:14 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

... and God looked out at all he had created and said 120d is good :)

Reply to this comment    25 August 2004, 19:57 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Jake Griffin
(Web Page)

I think he said that everything was "900|)" not "good"

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 19:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

But somewhere in the translations, the 1337 part of it got lost. :( So now it's just recorded as "good." 120d

Reply to this comment    28 August 2004, 01:33 GMT

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burntfuse

No, he said "d42n 4m i 1337!!!!". :-D

Reply to this comment    26 August 2004, 21:50 GMT

Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

That is awesome! You know, I never got my posting priveleges held back, amazingly enough. *thanks staff* I deserved it a couple times :)

Reply to this comment    23 August 2004, 18:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Morgan Davies
(Web Page)

You are lucky...you haven't don it since I got the ability to do so. I will have to admit "Lewk_of_Serthic" didn't complain at all and took it very well.

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 15:11 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
no_one_2000_
(Web Page)

LOL, I knew when to stop. :)

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 16:22 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Lewk Of Serthic
(Web Page)

:p

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 18:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Favourite ticalc.org pastime?
Lewk Of Serthic
(Web Page)

My e-mail wasn't working. :-D I deserved it and I'm a big boy.

Reply to this comment    24 August 2004, 17:46 GMT

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