# What is the number Pi written out completely?

Question by Guest | 2016-05-13 at 11:26

Recently, we have started using the number Pi in our mathematics lessons, for example to be able to calculate the circumference of a circle.

My math teacher always says that it is sufficient to calculate with π = 3,14159. There were indeed some other digits, but we do not need them for our usual circle calculations.

That was the point, my interest woke up. How are those ominous further decimal places of pi? Can someone tell me the number pi in its full length?

Writing out pi completely with all of its decimal places is impossible according to the current state of science. The reason is that the current state of science says that pi is irrational and infinite.

Again and again there are attempts to find out more and more digits of pi. Meanwhile, several trillions of digits have been calculated and up to now, there was no repeating sequence of numbers found.

Here I have written down the first 1000 decimal places of pi for you (I hope you forgive me that I have withhold the other trillions of digits at this point - apart from the fact that you need a complete terabyte hard drive to store those digits):

π ≈ 3, 14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679 82148 08651 32823 06647 09384 46095 50582 23172 53594 08128 48111 74502 84102 70193 85211 05559 64462 29489 54930 38196 44288 10975 66593 34461 28475 64823 37867 83165 27120 19091 45648 56692 34603 48610 45432 66482 13393 60726 24914 12737 24587 00660 63155 88174 88152 09209 62829 25409 17153 64367 89259 03600 11330 53054 88204 66521 38414 69519 41511 60943 30572 70365 75959 19530 92186 11738 19326 11793 10511 85480 74462 37996 27495 67351 88575 27248 91227 93818 30119 49129 83367 33624 40656 64308 60213 94946 39522 47371 90702 17986 09437 02770 53921 71762 93176 75238 46748 18467 66940 51320 00568 12714 52635 60827 78577 13427 57789 60917 36371 78721 46844 09012 24953 43014 65495 85371 05079 22796 89258 92354 20199 56112 12902 19608 64034 41815 81362 97747 71309 96051 87072 11349 99999 83729 78049 95105 97317 32816 09631 85950 24459 45534 69083 02642 52230 82533 44685 03526 19311 88171 01000 31378 38752 88658 75332 08381 42061 71776 69147 30359 82534 90428 75546 87311 59562 86388 23537 87593 75195 77818 57780 53217 12268 06613 00192 78766 11195 90921 64201 98938 ...

If you are interested in more decimal places, here you can find further decimal places of pi.
Last update on 2023-05-02 | Created on 2016-12-14