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Which is a revision of the one that we made for Rockville High School in 1999 and 2000.

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Which is a revision of the one that we made for Rockville High School in 1999 and 2000.

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day. 3-14

March 14th is also Albert Einstein's birthday

Pi (pi), n., pl. pis.

l. in the Greek alphabet, the 16th letter (II).

2. the sound represented by this letter.

3. Math. a. the letter pi, used as the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

b. 3.141592+, the ratio itself.

[1835-45; pi, pei; used in mathematics to represent Greek peripherion periphery]

For anyone that has ever touched any form of trigonometry, geometry, or calculus - the

significance of pi becomes very clear, both in the ideal Cartesian plane, and in the natural world.

From a drop of water, to the planets and the stars, pi is a necessary constant in determining the

circumference, area, or volume of any spherical or circular object - all that is needed is the

diameter. However, pi is irrational, it's preciseness will never be fully uncovered

In the Greek alphabet, pi is the sixteenth letter (and 16 is the square of 4). In the English

alphabet, p is also the sixteenth letter, and i is the ninth letter (the square of 3). Add them up

(16+9), and you get 25 (the square of five). Multiply them (16x9), and you get 144 (the square

of 12). Divide 9 by 16, and you get .5625 (the square of .75). It's no wonder that they say, "Pi

are squared!"

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?

A: Pumpkin pi.

A little known verse of the Bible reads

Inte rest ing Facts: And he made a molten sea, ten cubits

from the one brim to the other: it was

The height of an elephant (from

foot to shoulder) = 2 x pi x the

round all about, and his height was five

diameter of its foot. cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did

compass it about. (I Kings 7, 23)

If a billion decimals of pi were The same verse can be found in II Chronicles 4, 2. It

printed in 12 point Arial, they would occurs in a list of specifications for the great temple of

stretch to the middle of Kansas. Solomon, built around 950 BC and its interest here is that

it gives = 3

Using the formula r2, Forty-seven

decimal places of pi would be Things to do on Pi day!

sufficient to precisely inscribe a Paint a digit of pi on each nail

circle inside the visible universe. Buy an warm apple pi……..

This circle would be accurate Dial 3141 to wish Leigh Ann and Jen a Happy Pi Day!

enough to not deviate from perfect

Find out if the post office in Savannah, Georgia

circularity more than the distance

knows the significance of its zip code.

across a single proton.

Assume that the letter A will equal the number 1,

and go through the alphabet like that. Now, write

down some digits of pi, and start decoding.

Microwave some popcorn for 3 minutes and 14 seconds and tell me it isn’t just Perfect!

Memorize it! The current world record for pi memorization was made in 1995, when a

Japanese man recited 42,000 digits from memory in just over nine hours. Beat that!

Web Links:

The Pi-Search Page - http://www.angio.net/pi/piquery

Pi: The Movie - http://www.pithemovie.com/pithemovie.html

Pi: The Fragrance - http://www.luxurycorner.com/pi-men.html

Pi in Nature - http://witcombe.sbc.edu/earthmysteries/EMPi.html

Memorization strategies – http://www.comma.net/webcam/pi/

-Paul Irish (P.I.), 159 digits

-Duane D. Dawson, 119 digits

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899

8628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481117450...

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