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Re: Re: Pi calculatorby Anonymous Monk 
on Feb 17, 2001 at 01:12 UTC ( #58984=note: print w/replies, xml )  Need Help?? 
Thaigrrrr Maybe I did not quite understand you. Thats exactly how the algorithm is supposed to work. The circle has a radius of 1, so it's area is pi (A=pi*r**2) and the square has an area of 4 since each side is 2. So the propability of any coordinate landing in the circle becomes area of circle/area of square or pi/4 so we divide the number that landed in the circle by the number overal and multiply the result by 4. Is this what you meant?
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