+0

# What is pi

0
445
5

$${\mathtt{C}} = {\mathtt{\pi}} = {\mathtt{C}} = {\mathtt{3.141\: \!592\: \!653\: \!589\: \!793\: \!2}}$$What is pi

Apr 16, 2014

#4
+890
+5

In the USA where they put the month before the day, March 14th is known as pi-day.

Here in the UK, sadly, we don't celebrate pi-day.

Apr 16, 2014

#1
0

3.14159265358979323846.

Apr 16, 2014
#2
+111360
+5

The ratio of the circumference of a circle "C"  to its diameter "d."

So........

π = C / d

Pi is an irrational number....no repeating decimal pattern has ever been found (there is none)

The value usually used in computations is either 3.14 or 22/7........

BTW......as of Oct 28, 2013, pi had been calculated to over 12 TRILLION digits !!!

(Someone has a lot of free time on their hands...... )

Apr 16, 2014
#3
+2592
+5

Actually CPhill,

pi goes on forever and there is some crazy recoed of some person reciting over a billion numbers of pi from memory

And they have a supercomputer running 24/7 calculating pi as well

Apr 16, 2014
#4
+890
+5

In the USA where they put the month before the day, March 14th is known as pi-day.

Here in the UK, sadly, we don't celebrate pi-day.

Bertie Apr 16, 2014
#5
+109497
0

Hi

There are some great answers here.

Bertie, you are a wealth of information. 3 14 Pi Day. WOW

We don't celebrate pi day in Australia either.  Do the children in the U.S. get a day off school?  They should do don't you think?

Apr 17, 2014