# FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for January 13, 2015

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1. ##### TEMPLO S.U.D.almost 7 years ago

Pi backwards? That IS a challenge (I can only go to 3.14 when going forwards.)

2. ##### Richard Howland-BoltonPremium Memberalmost 7 years ago

They’d have to specify how many decimal places to start from. I’d say 5,000 would be a good place.

3. ##### toto23almost 7 years ago

π being irrational, its decimal representation never ends, so you can’t actually recite it “backwards”.

4. ##### Plumbob Wilsonalmost 7 years ago

pi backwards:(1 + i * 2) / i ^( -1) of infinity to 0 = i from summation the * 4

5. ##### Francis LapeyrePremium Memberalmost 7 years ago

MIT cheer: I’m a Beaver, you’re a Beaver, we are Beavers all. And when we get together, we do the Beaver call. E to the U du dx, E to the X dx. Cosine, secant, tangent, sine, 3.14159. Integral radical mu dv Slipstick, sliderule, MIT. Go Tech!

6. ##### blackman2732almost 7 years ago

E-I-P. Dang. I lose.

7. ##### Strodalmost 7 years ago
As far as we’ve been able to calculate so far …

I’m not 100% sure you are joking, so just in case:You can actually prove mathematically that π is irrational. (Furthermore, it is transcendental.) Irrational numbers cannot be represented by a finite number of decimal digits unless you are rounding.

8. ##### robert3750almost 7 years ago

To even speak of the “last digit” of Pi is nonsensical, so the contest makes no sense.

9. ##### neverenoughgoldalmost 7 years ago

I think they are confusing “Pi” with “pee” here. After all, he who “goes first” loses…

10. ##### josh_bisbeealmost 7 years ago

Pi has over a billion numbers after the decimal without a pattern

11. ##### Doctor11almost 7 years ago

At least they’re staying out of trouble…for now.

12. ##### Goblinopolisalmost 7 years ago

I like the MIT cheer.

13. ##### Plumbob Wilsonalmost 7 years ago

I still have one that I bought with paper route profits in 1970, and can still use it (well, most of the scales, anyway). Also have an old HP-65 that unfortunately has a few LED segments out.

14. ##### jeffcuetisalmost 7 years ago

Pi is exactly 3!!!!

Sorry I had to do that but now that I have your attention i’d like to talk to you about Life Insurance…

15. ##### Lakebottom3.14almost 6 years ago

Since he said a number he’s out