Approximation of pi based on sqrt(10)

09102017, 12:08 PM
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RE: Approximation of pi based on sqrt(10)
(09082017 08:58 PM)Dieter Wrote:This is probably closer to what everybody has in mind: significant figures(09072017 07:10 PM)Thomas Okken Wrote: Not a native speaker, but what you're looking for is "decimal places." Not sure why it uses "figures" instead of "digits". 

09112017, 12:25 PM
(This post was last modified: 09112017 12:31 PM by Dieter.)
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RE: Approximation of pi based on sqrt(10)
(09102017 12:08 PM)AlexFekken Wrote:(09082017 08:58 PM)Dieter Wrote: ... Yes, that's much better, I think. The Wiktionary definition seems to lack a "not": Something like "A digit that is nonzero or, when zero, followed not only by further zeros" sounds correct to me. In other words: "A digit that is nonzero or, when zero, followed by at least one nonzero". However, this still does not address the question of trailing zeros that may be significant, as discussed in the Wikipedia article. Dieter 

09112017, 04:51 PM
(This post was last modified: 09112017 04:53 PM by pier4r.)
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RE: Approximation of pi based on sqrt(10)
(09112017 12:25 PM)Dieter Wrote: Yes, that's much better, I think. The nice part on the wiki is the approach: be bold, change it, and if other people don't like it, a discussion starts. So, changed: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/significant_digit Now either someone else reverts the change (so a discussion over it can be started in the Talk page), or someone else improves it. In both case, it is a step closer to a better solution. wiki:  less complain + more action Wikis are great, Contribute :) 

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