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    calculator and computer

    Im doing a simple research to find out which device is better for calculations

    Valueof π
    On scientific calculator = 3.141592654
    on computer calculator =
    3.14159265359

    How do I find percent error?

    And would this difference have any impact on calculation. An example would be nice thanks
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    Re: calculator and computer

    Those values are the same! I don't think that it'd be wise to try to such example as an argument in your research. Unless you want to argue that in computer you get more decimals and that makes your calculations more precise. However, as I said, those two are 99.99 % the same!
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    Re: calculator and computer

    My computer says
    \pi \approx 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375  105820974944592307816406286

    Of course, I cheated and used Mathematica.

    -Dan
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