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    We have to write a program to calculate pi, and i realy have no idea where to start. any ideas would be great.

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    Well how do you calculate pi on paper? What do you do?
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    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
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    Hello!

    We have to write a program to calculate pi, and i realy have no idea where to start. any ideas would be great.
    You can start by defineing Pi.
    Code:
    #include<iostream>
    using namespace std;
    
    define PI 3.14159
    
    int main()
    {
    // stuff
    return 0;
    }
    I hope this helps you get started.
    later
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    i wouldn'y define pi cause you want to calculate pi in the end
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    1) Pick an algorithm that you want to use to calculate PI.
    2) Implement that algorithm

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    I won't do it for you, but a simple algorithm for Pi calcution is as follows :

    Pi = 4 - 4/3 + 4/5 - 4/7 + 4/9 -... you get the idea. Have fun with this Fourier series.
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    ....finally someone posts with something intelligent (WarBaboon). No offense everyone else

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