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Originally posted by Arbitrageur
On the contrary, perhaps he could have expressed it more clearly but what makes Pi different from 1.000 (and if you mean exactly 1 you can keep adding zeroes was your point),
I will add that only the first 10 digits of pie were used? we have computers that calculate pi waaaay past the 10th digit...
Seems to me the crop circle makers think we're monkeys if they are using simple things like a representation of pi. Then again, all anyone has done so far is gabble and gawk and point; has anyone tried to reply to a circle, or make some sign we get it?
Originally posted by tezzajw
The number 1 can be expressed as a non-terminating decimal.
1 = 0.999999999999...
Every real number can be expressed as a non-terminating decimal, which doesn't make pi special in that regard.
Originally posted by rnaa
Can't you just appreciate it as a beautiful work of art?
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Originally posted by tezzajw
The number 1 can be expressed as a non-terminating decimal.
1 = 0.999999999999...
Every real number can be expressed as a non-terminating decimal, which doesn't make pi special in that regard.
If you submitted this as an equality in a math class, you would fail.
Every real number can be expressed as a non-terminating decimal. Pi is not special in the fact that it is a non-terminating decimal.
Originally posted by rnaa
What makes Pi different from some non-terminating decimal is that it is an irrational number - meaning that it cannot be exactly represented by a ratio of real numbers.
This may be where Arbitrageur is tripping up.
Why would they use pi? Im sure there was a good reason we sent it out to them, just cant quite remember...
Originally posted by rnaa
Well since they are making a crop circle and PI is intimately involved in circles, it makes sense.
The only real question is why would they necessarily be using a decimal base system?