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 Closest to pi (Posted on 2005-09-25)
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 best, by hand | Comment 12 of 25 |
I started with the trivial: 1+2+3456789*0=3. (0.1416)
Then, I got 1+2+3/(4*5)+6789*0=3.15 (0.0085)
And finally, 1+2+3/(4*5)-6/789+0=3.1424 (0.0008)

 Posted by Federico Kereki on 2005-09-26 17:40:56

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