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Heard somewhere:

Teacher: What’s bigger: 22/7 or 3.14? Student: They are equal. Teacher: Why do you say that?! Student: They are both equal to π.

A similar conversation between one of my high school peers and me: Me: Look! I can calculate Pi to the first few digits in a couple of seconds! [TI-83, Leibniz series] Peer: Can’t you just do 22/7? Me: No, that’s an approximation…

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A similar conversation between one of my high school peers and me:

11 June 2010, 9:55 pmMe: Look! I can calculate Pi to the first few digits in a couple of seconds! [TI-83, Leibniz series]

Peer: Can’t you just do 22/7?

Me: No, that’s an approximation…