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 10282011, 07:46 AM #1Member
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Code to determine how many elements of a givine infinite series are required to
find the value of pi, accurate to 5 decimal places?
Sorry the title got cut off. If not the code I'd appreciate a step by step explanation of how to do this problem.
Here it is:
Write a java project (Application) with just a driver class. This class should have a default constructor and a main method which calls it.
This project should determine how many elements of the infinite series shown below are required to find the value of pi, accurate to 5 decimal places.
pi / 4 = 1  1 / 3 + 1 / 5  1 / 7 + 1 / 9  1 / 11 + ...
You must use the following constant
private static final double PI = 3.14159;
and your program must use a do loop.
Your output should look like this:
Value of pi = 3.14159
Number of elements of the series = 130657
The value of pi is not the value of the constant, instead it is the value of the series rounded to 5 places.
Thanks in advance for your time.
 10282011, 08:15 AM #2
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Re: Code to determine how many elements of a givine infinite series are required to
First write a bit of code that creates the series 1/11/3+1/51/7 ... and work from there (the numerator flips between 1 and 1 while the deniminator takes the values 1, 3, 5, 7 ...).
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JosThe only person who got everything done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
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