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With Pi in mind

DNMUM385113 | 3/19/2017 | Author : Marisha Karwa | WC :1862 | Education & Careers

As mathematics aficionados were busy eating pie to mark 3.14 (March 14) Pi Day earlier this week, Marisha Karwa spoke to a few record holders to see what it takes to commit to memory its thousands of digits
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Jaipur resident Rahul Sharma would often struggle to keep awake as elder brother Suresh Kumar Sharma recited a never-ending stream of digits for hours on end. After all, it was Rahul s task to ensure that his brother doesn t falter. And in case he did, it would mean that he d have to start over from 3.1415926535...
When he was just 21, Suresh Sharma became the youngest person to set the Guinness Record for reciting by memory the most digits of Pi. The once-IIT aspirant rattled off 70,030 digits in 17 hours 14 minutes at a premise rented especially for the record attempt in Jaipur on October 21, 2015. “I kept my eyes shut during the first five hours partly because I was nervous and partly because I wanted to get in the rhyth
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