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article imagePennsylvania Man Memorizes Pi Up To 12,887 Digits

By RobotGod     Jan 24, 2007 in World
By Hand!
It is amazing what the human mind is capable of. A 40-year-old man figured out the problem by hand, writing down the results 1,000 digits at a time. I can not even comprehend this kind of brain power. Of course math was never my strongest subject. The furthest I can get is 3.14
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Upper Darby, PA (AHN) - A Pennsylvania man has set a record by memorizing pi up to 12,887 digits. The 40-year-old man Mark Umile is a filing clerk from Upper Darby.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Umile figured the problem by hand, writing down the results 1,000 digits at a time -- and then memorized the number. The mathematical constant ? is an irrational real number, approximately equal to 3.141592653..., which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter in Euclidean geometry, and has many uses in mathematics, physics, and engineering.
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