Posts Tagged ‘Math’



Who Likes Pi?

Pablo Hidalgo | June 26, 2007

This one is strictly for fellow math nerds. Star Wars has no shortage of memorable numbers. Now, astound your friends at MIT and JPL by rattling off where within Pi’s endless series of digits said numbers can be found.

1138, as in detention block… ? Why, it’s 5,698 digits in.

2187, as in detention block…? Why, it’s 3,317 digits in.

3720, as in odds-against survival in an asteroid field…? Look 5,543 digits in.

3263827, as in garbage masher…? That one, you have to go 42,703,611 digits past the decimal points.

Find out more here. We now return you to your less numerical day-to-day life.