BBS: Inland Empire Archive Date: 05-03-92 (13:29) Number: 152 From: ANDY KIDLE Refer#: NONE To: ALL Recvd: NO Subj: Programming Pi Conf: (2) Quik_Bas

I need some help with a simple computer program (or what should be simple for a semi-experienced programmer.) I need to program two infinite mathematical series for finding pi. I have access to BASIC and QUICKC for programming. Here are the two series, so if you can help, let me know: pi = 4(1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + 1/9 - 1/11 +......) I'll have to write out the second one since their are no keys to represent exponents and square roots: pi = 2 times the square root of 3 times the infinite set: (1) minus (1 over 3 times 3) plus (1 over 3 squared times 5) minus (1 over 3 cubed times seven) plus..... I know the second series is hard to interpret, the descriptions in the parenthesis represent one number group. If you need better descriptions or anything else, let me know and I'll do all I can to provide the missing information. Thanks a billion to anyone who can help. -Andy --- WM v2.01 [Eval]/89-0330 * Origin: Chelsea Wildcat <313> 475-1754 (1:2200/109)

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