“π” 3/14/15 — International Pi Day

Celebrate Mathematics on March 14th …with a PIE!!!

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Pi Day is celebrated yearly, but this year, 2015, is special because this sequence happens once in a century. For the first time in a 100 years, Pi Day will represent the first 10 digits of the mathematical constant — It’s the Pi Day of the century people!

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

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~ by Fionnlagh on March 14, 2015.

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