DailyDirt: Pi Math

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    Anonymous Coward, 14 Feb 2013 @ 10:49pm

    0123456789

    this is a number that contains every possible 1 digit sequence of numbers.

    you cannot make up or think of a number that is not contained in this number.

    for a 2 digit sequence you would need to have a 0123456789 after every occurrence of 0123456789 from the original 10 digit number.

    ie.

    00010203...... 09....10111213....19...2021222324...29.....
    ....
    ....
    90919293949596979899

    no matter what combination of 2 digit sequence you choose it will be contained in this one fixed (not random) FINITE NUMBER..

    if your sequence is 3 digits long, for every 2 digit sequence (ie 12) you will need a 0 to 9 after it..

    120121122123124125126127.....

    that gives me a number that contains every possible combination of 3 digit sequence.

    you notice that as long as you have a finite sequence (a specific length, it will within a finite number length of random digits.

    you don't need an infinity of numbers you only need an even statistical distribution and a large number set to contain ANY number sequence of any finite length. You may need a very large number but you do not need an infinite number.

    in an infinite number a sequence of infinite length will occur an infinite number of times.

    which I believe is a few more than none !!!!!.

    you can have a sequence of infinite length (such as pi0 but you cannot have a infinite number of combinations of a sequence of a fixed length.

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