Lesson goal: Add numbers to get $\pi$

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D. Bailey, P. Borwein, and S. Plouffe (called "BBP") came up with this formula for $\pi$:

$\pi=\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{16^n}\left(\frac{4}{8n+1}-\frac{2}{8n+4}-\frac{1}{8n+5}-\frac{1}{8n+6}\right)$ (from "Pi Unleashed," by J. Arndt and C. Haenel, p. 117).

Use a for loop of about 10 terms, and see how close this sum comes to $\pi$.

Now you try. Use this BBP sum to compute $\pi$! Try 100 terms! 1000!

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Here's another formula to try:

$\pi=\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty\frac{1}{n^3}\left(\frac{-238}{n+1}+\frac{285/2}{2n+1}-\frac{667/32}{4n+1}-\frac{5103/16}{4n+3}+\frac{35625/32}{4n+5}\right)$

This one was found by Adamchik and Wagon in 1997 (see p. 227 of "Pi Unleashed).

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