Andreas Johansson <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > While the concept of base pi have always attracted me, it should be > possible to find a base in which pi is 3.11111111 for the n first digits. Sure, base 10. n is 1. This is assuming you mean, "there exists a base and an n such that pi is ...". If you mean, "for every n there exists a base such that pi is ..." then you're wrong. 0.11111... in base b is the expansion of 1/(b-1). Pi minus 3 is approximately 1/7, so base eight is going to give you the closest expansion to 3.11111.... Gladilatian has a word for two pi, _ryt_, but not for pi, since two pi is the more fundamental constant. _Ryt_ is the adjectival form, the noun is _rytot_. If you want to say "pi" in Glad. you have to say "two pi divided by two", which is _mnatfsutot_ryt_ =========================================================================== Dennis Paul Himes <> [log in to unmask] http://home.cshore.com/himes/dennis.htm Gladilatian page: http://home.cshore.com/himes/glad/lang.htm Disclaimer: "True, I talk of dreams; which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy; which is as thin of substance as the air." - Romeo & Juliet, Act I Scene iv Verse 96-99