Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day.

This one is Cherry. 

Cherry Pie is my Favorite!

Ok, beyond that silliness and commenting about food, Pi Day is simply that in the Month/Day/Year date system, today is 03.14.13.

Get it?  3.14?

In 2 years it will really be Pi Day, won't that be exciting?  3.14.15?

Math jokes.  Shaking my head.  Gees, Bill you're usually better than THAT!

Pi is the ratio of the Circumference to the Diameter of the circle.  It's 3.1415... times longer around the circle than right across it at the longest point.

Ok, two easy approximations:
  • Pi is approximately 22/7.  3.142857142857143
  • If that is tough, remember the series 355 113.  Now divide it - 355/113 - and you get the other approximation that I was taught. 3.141592920353982
I don't know why that second one is easier, it's just the one I remember.   They're just approximations.  I won't tell, besides your calculator probably has a Pi button so use THAT!  3.1415926535897932384626433832795 according to Windows.

Hey, it's no weirder than staring at the digital clock and waiting for the Cool Numbers to come across!

And remember, folks, at 14 minutes past 3 this afternoon, it will be Pi on Pi.  

So have a slice of Pie on Pi Day.

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