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After a preparation of only three days: a 12-year-old Yolanda knows pi to 109 digits after the decimal point
Herzele Learn as much as possible of the digits of the number pi after the decimal point. For a teacher of mathematics Lindsey De Lathouwer and her pupils of the KAZ-class in Herzele it was something different than the traditional homework. Large eyes of admiration drew Lindsey when a pupil 109 digits in the correct order put.

“I wanted my students to challenge them and gave them three days for Pi-day assignment to take home: learn as much as possible of the digits of the number pi after the decimal point. Self blokte I a hundred from the head, and not intimidated or insecure," laughs Lindsey De Lathouwer. Great was her surprise when the 12-year-old Yolanda Van Belle so for a while but 109 digits after the decimal point aframmelde. “Incredible, especially because she does that in just three days. The classroom was crammed and occasionally I saw that Yolanda shivered from the stress, but she went swiftly past the hundred," says Lindsey, full of admiration.

Yolanda Van Belle remains quiet under all the hymns of her teacher and the director. “After one day I knew all fifty digits from the head. After two days, there were already eighty. When I Thursday arrived at school, I knew there 109 from the head", the girl says modestly. “Because I have a fun assignment, I want each day what extra figures to learn. Currently I'm on 117.”

We take to the test and let Yolanda take on the challenge. With a shaking hand, and without any preparation, she starts to the task. To eighty digits after the decimal point it goes smoothly. Should the teenager even think. Equally is a mistake to walk, but she corrects her error. In 102 blocks it. We attributed it to the stress and to the presence of our camera. Still, it remains a stunning achievement.

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