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 A063673 Denominators of sequence {3/1, 13/4, 16/5, 19/6, 22/7, 179/57, 201/64, 223/71, 245/78, 267/85, 289/92, 311/99, 333/106, ... } of approximations to Pi with increasing denominators, where each approximation is an improvement on its predecessors. 7
 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 57, 64, 71, 78, 85, 92, 99, 106, 113, 16604, 16717, 16830, 16943, 17056, 17169, 17282, 17395, 17508, 17621, 17734, 17847, 17960, 18073, 18186, 18299, 18412, 18525, 18638, 18751, 18864, 18977, 19090, 19203, 19316, 19429, 19542, 19655, 19768, 19881, 19994, 20107, 20220, 20333, 20446, 20559, 20672, 20785 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,2 COMMENTS Pi = 3.1415926... is an irrational number and can't be exactly represented by a fraction with rational numerator and denominators. The fraction 355/113 is so accurate that improves the approximation of Pi by five significant digits over the previous 333/106. To find a slightly more accurate approximation we have to go to 52163 / 16604. - Sergio Pimentel, Sep 13 2005 The approximations 22/7 and 355/113 were already known by Zu Chongzhi (5th century) and A. Metius, 1585. (Thanks to P. Curtz for this remark.) - M. F. Hasler, Apr 03 2013 The approximation 355/113 was used by S. Ramanujan in the paper "Squaring the circle" J. of the Indian Math. Soc., V, (1913) page 132 (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Squaring_the_circle) to give a geometrical construction of a square whose area is approximately equal to that of a circle. - Juan Monterde, Jul 26 2013 LINKS P. D. Howard, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..18865 EXAMPLE 333/106 = 3.1415094... is 99.99% accurate; 355/113 = 3.1415929... is 99.99999% accurate. PROG (PARI) A063673(limit)= my(best=Pi-3, tmp); for(n=1, limit, tmp=abs(round(Pi*n)/n-Pi); if(tmp

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