Posts Tagged ‘pi’

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What am I measuring?

March 14, 2017

pythonWhat do you call a snake that’s exactly 3.14 meters long?

A πthon

Happy Pi Day

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What am I celebrating?

March 14, 2015

It comes around once in a century . . .

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Happy Pi Day

3.141592653 etc.

Remember, Pi Fixes Everything

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What am I celebrating?

March 14, 2013

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Happy Pi Day

This is a celebration of the mysterious, mathematical constant that is so important in describing a circle – and therefore has applications to many branches of mathematics such as trigonometry and calculus.

Enjoy Pi today – I am going to have Key Lime Pi!

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What day did I miss mentioning?

March 21, 2012

Blast! March 14 was Pi Day and I missed it!  Granted, I was busy pillaging that day, but, no excuse.

This is not to be confused with National Pie Day, which is January 23, or whenever I choose to put it on the calendar.

Pi Day, however, is defined by the Pi Day website as:

Pi, Greek letter (π), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535…

With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational and transcendental number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.

Pi is an irrational number and there is no getting a-round it.  Sorry.