Python | Ranges and loops exercise | Use a series to calculate an approximation for pi
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The Leibniz formula for pi is as follows:
The value of pi is the sum of this infinite series of terms.
Write a Python program called A slice of pi.py to show your progress through the series:
It's up to you what end point you set: here are the first 10 iterations.
Run your program for as many iterations as you think your computer can support, to see how close you can get to 3.14159265358979323846 ... !