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Approximate pi to 24 digits via keyboard
02-06-2015, 11:16 AM
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RE: Approximate pi to 24 digits via keyboard
Another way of seeing how many pi digits are used internally is to calculate the sine (in radians) of 10^10, 10^20, 10^30 etc and comparing with the true value, obtained with WolframAlpha:
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SINRAD    WA                     HP42S                 HP41
10^10    -0.4875060250875...    -0.487506025088        -0.4880805565
10^20    -0.6452512852657...    -0.645251285266
10^30    -0.0901169019121...    -0.0910311968368
Easy to see that the results indicate 31 digits for the 42S and 13 for the 41C.
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RE: Approximate pi to 24 digits via keyboard - Werner - 02-06-2015 11:16 AM



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