2016 appears in π starting at the 7173rd decimal place:
You can confirm this with Mathematica or Wolfram Alpha:
Mod[ Floor[10^7177 pi] , 10000]
I found it using the following Python code:
>>> from sympy import pi >>> digits = str(pi.evalf(10000))[2:] >>> digits.find('2016') 7173
By the way, it’s also true that 2016 = 1 + 2 + 3 + … + 63.
3 thoughts on “Finding 2016 in pi”
The corresponding code in Matlab is:
p = sym(pi);
2016 is almost certainly the last triangular year of my life, then. How should I celebrate it?
it would have been more interesting if 7173 was related to 2016 in some way.