Picking off more pieces of pi
A math student has determined the five-trillionth binary digit of the number pi.
Additional information about calculating individual binary digits of pi is available at http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/projects/pihex.
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Department of Mathematics
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Web site: http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/projects/pihex/colin.html
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 16, October 17, 1998,
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