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Math Tricks – Remember Pi

October 27th, 2009 by Steven Pomeroy | Filed under Math Tricks, Remember Numbers.




Math Tricks – How to Remember Pi

What is pi?  Can’t remember pi beyond 3.14?  That’s OK. because there are math tricks to help you remember.  My favorite is this mnemonic:

“How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics.”

Each word contains the number of letters for the digit that belongs in that word’s place.  For instance, replace “How” with “3”, “I” with “1”, etc.

Using this math trick, we get:

3.14159265358979

Of course, you can make up your own mnemonic; if you do, please post your ideas here!


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8 Responses to “Math Tricks – Remember Pi”

  1. Marcus Loyola | 18/03/10

    I have read the article “Math Tricks – How to Remember Pi” and have created one in portuguese.

    Please visit me: http://www.mloyola.com.br/diversos/decorar_pi.php

    Thanks,

    Marcus Loyola

  2. admin | 18/03/10

    Cool beans, Marcus!

  3. Bethany | 24/03/10

    Take the 2nd odd number, 3. Since ‘3’ is number ‘2’ meaning 2nd, take the ‘2’ and double/square it, leaving a 4. Put a space between the four and 3, then find the difference between 3 and 4. The difference will be the center number. Then divide by 100. 3_4 > 4-3=1 314 314/100=3.14

  4. Nayfa | 14/03/13

    I can only memorize 3.1415926535 8979323846 that’s it

  5. Math Tricks | 14/03/13

    lol – I’m sure you can squeeze in a few more digits :)

  6. Piotr | 5/04/14

    I use general, groups and safe to remember pi as 3.14159 265 358 979 323 846 264 338 3.
    Script for this:

    [General: 3.14159]
    [Groups: 265, 358, 979, 323, 846, 264, 338]
    [SafeDigit: 3]

    Note that either SafeDigit or Safedigit can be used.

  7. Piotr | 5/04/14

    No, the post don’t let add > < signs.
    The ~ and ` replace these, and missing elements at previous script at top and bottom:
    ~remember 'Pi'`

    ~end of remember`

  8. Person | 16/12/14

    I remember 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105
    I didn’t copy from the internet. If I did, I’d have copied more digits.

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