DailyDirt: Pi Math

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    Anonymous Coward, 14 Feb 2013 @ 6:51pm

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    and YES, it can be mathematically proven to be true, any number sequence will be found in pi, assuming your sample size is large enough.

    infinite is large enough.

    you have a 100% chance (statistically) of finding a 5 digit number sequence in pi within the tiny first 100 million digits of pi.

    you have about a 1% chance of finding a 10 digit number in the first 100 million.

    so make that 100 million 100 googles and recalculate !!!.

    100 googles or 100 million googles is nothing compared to the actual size of pi. (again infinite).

    so calculate pi to 100 times 100 million and you have a 100% chance of finding any 10 digit number combination. if not, then calculate pi 100 times again.. or a sooner or later you will get a number big enough to have a 100% statistical chance of finding any (finite) length number sequence in pi.

    the answer to that question IS KNOW, just not by Ho.

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