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August 14th, 2011, 04:33 PM   #1
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Is there a 'reasonable' way to determine the value of an irrational such as pi, sqrt(2), e, etc. to several decimal places beyond the capacity of a given calculator? I can do so ad infinitum using a series and long division, or via Newton's method but the process is tedious and cumbersome.

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August 15th, 2011, 01:12 PM   #2
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Re: irrationals

Each of the examples given has specific algorithms. There is no general purpose algorithm for irrational numbers.
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