How Many Digits of pi Do You Know? [Updated]

by Joey deVilla on June 6, 2008

This one’s for all the math nerds…

How many digits of pi do you know?
Picture courtesy of Miss Fipi Lele.

Update: Matthew points out that Toothpaste for Dinner did a cartoon of this back in March:

Toothpaste for Dinner: \"How many digits of pi Do You Know?\"

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Brent Ashley June 6, 2008 at 2:10 pm

I can recall it to 50 places, I guess I’m swinging a big one.

David Janes June 6, 2008 at 2:38 pm

Saved from being a dick by 1 digit.

Maria June 6, 2008 at 5:18 pm

You know what? In Mexico they just told us it was 3.1416 and that’s how they tough it to us.

Eva June 6, 2008 at 5:45 pm

There have been studies showing that most people can only remember 7 items/digits of anything. ( http://www.livescience.com/health/080428-working-memory.html ) I know pi up to 3.1415926 (and I know the 6 is a 7 rounded up) so that’s in the “good enough for most scientists” field AND almost within the “amount of numbers normal people can remember.”
Conclusion: I’m normal!

Joey deVilla June 6, 2008 at 5:54 pm

Wikipedia has a couple of tips on memorizing the digits of pi.

What’s more important is knowing what pi means (it’s the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its radius) and how it keeps popping up all over the place in math and science, not just in geometry.

Seth Christenfeld June 8, 2008 at 11:48 pm

I apparently fit into the dick category, but I can’t compare to people I used to know.

Does that mean that I need a Piloop?

Brian June 9, 2008 at 10:43 am

I’ve always remembered it as 3.1415927 – just teetering on the edge of dick-ness.

Farhan Thawar June 19, 2008 at 9:06 pm

50! Sorry, I’m a nerd

micheal farewell January 23, 2009 at 10:54 am

i can do 23,032 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944862803482514592134129047210374092374902730947230947809238409823094809238409823904802938409283490823098490………………. and many more but i cant be botherd to write mor see im brainy

micheal farewell January 23, 2009 at 10:55 am

but im not a dick!! im cool i build computewrs for a living and run ant farms!!!! and also done some pretty extreme gameing so naa im pretty knarly for an average cool dude

Benjamin February 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm

hi there i am 13 and i come under the “dick” category!!

anyways

3.1415926535897932384623383

me March 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Micheal, you got some of the digits wrong. Keep practicing buddy. You’ll get it some day…hopefully.

me March 24, 2009 at 4:44 pm

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609…

Piotr April 6, 2014 at 5:25 am

I know pi to 3.141592653589793238462643383.
That’s scients and math category.
Any more digits is Dick category.

Piotr April 17, 2014 at 5:06 am

I know pi to 3.14159265358979323846264338327.
Oh no, i am too dick :(.

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