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decimal place

[¦des·məl ¦plās]
(mathematics)
Reference to one of the digits following the decimal point in a decimal fraction; the k th decimal place registers units of 10-k .
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H7: Enter @Round(@PMT(H4, H6/12, H5*12),2); change format to currency with two decimal places.
On Sunday, Tammet displayed his skills reciting Pi to 22,514 decimal places, breaking the previous European record in a bid to raise money for the National Society of Epilepsy.
22 billion decimal places, beating the old record of 2.
The world record is held by Goto Hiroyuki from Japan who recited Pi to 42,195 decimal places in 1995.
Much of the work of computing pi to a given number of decimal places can readily be divided among a large number of people, each working independently on a small computer.
1) Calculate the unadjusted diffusion index for Business Activity, New Orders, and Employment to two decimal places (percent higher or up plus one half of the percent same or unchanged).
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But for a marathon nine hours today 33-year-old Tom will recite Pi to over 42,000 decimal places.
Step by step, he is extending the computation of pi pi -- the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter -- to a larger and larger number of decimal places.
The figure-happy professor has calculated the value of pi to an incredible SIX BILLION decimal places.
For most people, knowing the value of pi ([pi]) to two decimal places is enough, this ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter may need to be known correct to 10 or 15 decimal places, but rarely more.