# 5 Ways to get Pi on Calculator without pressing the Pi button:

## 1) 22/7

22/7 is not an exact value for Pi, but it is a pretty good approximation. 22/7=3.142857143… has **just a percentage error of 0.04%** compared to the actual value of Pi!

Percentage error is calculated by:

## 2) 355/113

355/113 is an even better approximation for Pi. 355/113=3.14159292… has **merely a percentage error of 0.000008%**! This is incredibly accurate for a “relatively” simple fraction like 355/113. 355/113 has a cool Chinese name called “**Milü**” 密率, given by the ancient Chinese Mathematician astronomer Zǔ Chōngzhī (祖沖之) who discovered it.

## 3) 3.14

Using the simple and straightforward 3.14 (0.05% error) may be sufficient for everyday purposes. 🙂

## 4) or 2 arcsin(1) (Radian Mode)

This relies on the fact that .

## 5)

We can let n=180 for convenience, and get . This is a pretty decent approximation for , with** just 0.005% error**. The approximation gets better as n gets larger.

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Write down: 113355

Breakup as: 113 and 355

Pi = 355/113

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Thank you for posting all of these ways in one convenient place. 22/7 is more accurate than 3.14, so good for 22/7! I knew that 113/355 was better still, but I could never remember what the exact fraction was. I really love the 113355 tip. I didn’t know it before, but I will never forget it now!

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You are welcome! I am really glad it is helpful!

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Oops, I typed in the reciprocal instead. The fraction should be 355/113.

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Thanks for this wonderful tip!

For those who are curious, this means storing 3 into the calculator’s memory, and pressing Ans+sin(Ans) till you converge to Pi! It is surprisingly quick!

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