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- | It takes a while to run this simulation to determine an approximate value for π. Write a program using a ''100,000 dart throws more quickly. | + | It takes a while to run this simulation to determine an approximate value for π. Write a simple text only program that uses a ''so that can run 200,000 dart throws more quickly the the graphical version. |

This works since the ratio of the Area of a circle divided by the Area of the square is pi*r^2 / (2r)^2 = pi/4. The ratio of the darts that land in the circle divided by the darts thrown on the square should be the same ratio, pi/4 (if we throw enough random darts!). So 4 times this proportion is pi! | This works since the ratio of the Area of a circle divided by the Area of the square is pi*r^2 / (2r)^2 = pi/4. The ratio of the darts that land in the circle divided by the darts thrown on the square should be the same ratio, pi/4 (if we throw enough random darts!). So 4 times this proportion is pi! |

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