Python | Ranges and loops exercise | Use a series to calculate an approximation for pi

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Software ==> Python  (25 exercises)
Version ==> Latest version
Topic ==> Ranges and loops  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Classroom ==> Python programming
Online ==> Python programming

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The Leibniz formula for pi is as follows:

A series for pi

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:

First 10 terms

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 ... !

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