Brouncker's Formula

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Theorem

$\dfrac 4 \pi = 1 + \cfrac {1^2} {2 + \cfrac {3^2} {2 + \cfrac {5^2} {2 + \cfrac {7^2} {2 + \cfrac {9^2} {2 + \cdots} } } } }$


Proof


Also presented as

This can also be presented as:

$\dfrac \pi 4 = \dfrac 1 {1 + \cfrac {1^2} {2 + \cfrac {3^2} {2 + \cfrac {5^2} {2 + \cfrac {7^2} {2 + \cfrac {9^2} {2 + \cdots} } } } } }$


Source of Name

This entry was named for William Brouncker.


Sources