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Fun with Pi

September 22, 2011

Geeky fun: search to see if your name appears in π when the digits are converted to base 27 and mapped to the alphabet.

From the site:

MIKEPK In pi!!!

I searched 31415929 digits of pi, and found MIKEPK once. The first occurrence was at position 6898826. What this means is that

pi = 3 + . . . + M
276898826
+ I
276898827
+ K
276898828
+ E
276898829
+ P
276898830
+ K
276898831
+ ...

Where A=1, B=2, C=3, and so on.

This is much earlier than usual! About 1.7% of 6 letter names occur earlier than that.