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Memorize pi to the last decimal place

Of all the skills and abilities you might have, none is more certain to attract members of the opposite sex than memorizing pi (the value which represents the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference).

The following poem provides an easy way to remember pi to the last decimal place. This was originally a much longer poem. but I've lost many of the pages that used to go in the middle. As I find them, I will post them here.


Begin with Three, then following
A decimal's the very thing
And what comes next? Why, just for fun
Let us continue with a One.

Go forth to 4, then 1 once more
And 5 to even out the score.
Now write a 9, and on to 2,
Then 6 and 5 will nicely do

The next few numbers in a line
Are 3 5 8 9 7 9.
The next six digits need no tricks:
They are 3 2 3 8 4 6

Now twenty-six and forty-three
Round out this section easily
A 3 comes next, just like the one
With which this number was begun

Oh no! An 8! But do not weep
For 3 once more does to us creep
And which numbers must next arrive?
Why, 2 and 7, 9 and 5

You think perhaps this number's done,
Yet rising like the golden sun
A zero round, so pure and true
And on its heels, a lovely 2.

(Missing verses)

And after we've enjoyed a 4
We go to 3, and 3 once more.
Now on to 6 and 3 we wend,
Then 2 and 9, and that's the end.

 

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