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Closest to pi (Posted on 2005-09-25) Difficulty: 2 of 5
As you know, the value of pi with some decimals is 3.141592653589...

Write an expression using all digits (0-9) once each, to achieve the closest value to pi. The digits must be in the order 1, 2, 3, 4, ...8, 9, 0. You may also use as many parentheses, +, -, /, and *, as you wish, but only these symbols.

As an example: 123/45 - 6/7 + 8/9 + 0 = 2.765079... gives a difference of approximately 0.376.

You may post the difference or the approximation you achieve in the subject of your comment.

See The Solution Submitted by pcbouhid    
Rating: 3.0000 (4 votes)

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My mistake! | Comment 11 of 25 |

Though I had time to read my problem, in the text there is an example, itsīs an wrong example, because I forgot to state (and I didnīt notice this even when the problem was being voted) THAT EACH SYMBOL MUST BE USED, AT MOST, ONCE.

This only occurred to me when I start reading answers too much close to pi, as 0.0013.

If someone could go on trying or not, itīs up to you. Sorry, all, my mistake.


  Posted by pcbouhid on 2005-09-26 16:43:19
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