value of pi and 22/7

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 19:49:13 EDT 2016


On Jun 17, 2016 5:44 PM, "Lawrence D’Oliveiro" <lawrencedo99 at gmail.com>
wrote:
>
> On Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 3:16:41 AM UTC+13, Grant Edwards wrote:
> >
> > On 2011-03-18, peter wrote:
> >
> >> The Old Testament (1 Kings 7,23) says ... "And he made a molten sea,
> >> ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and
> >> his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it
> >> round about. ".  So pi=3.  End Of.
> >
> > There's nothing wrong with that value.  The measurements were given
> > with one significant digit, so the ratio of the two measurements
> > should only have one significant digit.
>
> I’m not sure how you can write “30” with one digit...

If I tell you that the speed of light is 300,000,000 m/s, do you think that
measurement has 9 significant digits? If you do, then you would be wrong.

By the way, you're also replying to posts that are more than 5 years old.


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