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How to find the $\pi$? [duplicate]

We know as we increase the number of sides in regular polygon, after infinite repetition it will give us a circle. So, is there any way to find a function which approaches to value of $\pi$ when we ...
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Calculating Pi to a certain length [duplicate]

Is there quick way to calculate Pi to a certain amount of digits? i.e. If I wanted to calculate pi to say, 35 decimal places, is there a way I could do that? Also, I don't mean finding the digits ...
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Series that converge to $\pi$ quickly

I know the series, $4-{4\over3}+{4\over5}-{4\over7}...$ converges to $\pi$ but I have heard many people say that while this is a classic example, there are series that converge much faster. Does ...
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Ramanujan's approximation for $\pi$

In 1910, Srinivasa Ramanujan found several rapidly converging infinite series of $\pi$, such as $$ \frac{1}{\pi} = \frac{2\sqrt{2}}{9801} \sum^\infty_{k=0} \frac{(4k)!(1103+26390k)}{(k!)^4 396^{4k}}. $...
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showing $\arctan(\frac{2}{3}) = \frac{1}{2} \arctan(\frac{12}{5})$

I'm having problem with showing that: $$\arctan(\frac{2}{3}) = \frac{1}{2} \arctan(\frac{12}{5})$$ I would need some help in the right direction
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On Shanks' quartic approximation $\pi \approx \frac{6}{\sqrt{3502}}\ln(2u)$

In Mathworld's "Pi Approximations", (line 58), Weisstein mentions one by the mathematician Daniel Shanks that differs by a mere $10^{-82}$, $$\pi \approx \frac{6}{\sqrt{3502}}\ln(2u)\color{blue}{+10^{...
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How to compute a lot of digits of $\sqrt{2}$ manually and quickly?

After having read the answers to calculating $\pi$ manually, I realised that the two fast methods (Ramanujan and Gauss–Legendre) used $\sqrt{2}$. So, I wondered how to calculate $\sqrt{2}$ manually in ...
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What is known about the 'Double log Eulers constant', $\lim_{n \to \infty}{\sum_{k=2}^n\frac{1}{k\ln{k}}-\ln\ln{n}}$?

The Euler constant is defined as $$\gamma = \lim_{n \to \infty}{\sum_{k=1}^n\frac{1}{k}-\ln{n}}$$ Let $$q = \lim_{n \to \infty}{\sum_{k=2}^n\frac{1}{k\ln{k}}-\ln\ln{n}}$$ I managed to prove that $$\...
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How to find the correct value of pi? [duplicate]

Pi is defined as the ratio of $\frac{c}{r}$. Many ancient scintist try to find the value of pi. Some of the values are $\frac{22}{7}$(good hold upto 10 decimal point), $\frac{355}{113}$ (good hold ...
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Ways to determine $\pi$ [duplicate]

I have read that it is possible to determine the value of a single digit, say the 874th of $\pi$. I know that it is a trascentental number, how is that possible? How many ways are there to determine ...