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Happy "Pi" Day

03/14/2015 09:13AM

Happy "Pi" Day
Saturday is "Pi" Day. It is March 14 of the year 2015, or 3-14-15 -- the first five digits of the constant "Pi." At 9:26 AM and 53 seconds, "Pi" will be represented to 10 digits -- 3.141592653.

The Greek letter "Pi" is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is approximately 3.141592653...

Pi has been calculated to over 12 trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it continues infinitely without repetition or discernible pattern.

Special Note: By complete coincidence, March 14th is also Albert Einstein's 136th birthday. Today, the town of Princeton, NJ where Einstein lived for 20 years, will hold its annual Einstein lookalike and pie eating contests.

So, to all of our AstroMart friends around the world, Happy "Pi" Day.


For more information:

http://www.piday.org/

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/pi-day-hits-milestone-comes-only-once-century-3-14-n323131

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/03/pi_day_2015_ten_digits_represented_on_march_14_at_9_26_53.html

http://www.numberworld.org/misc_runs/pi-12t/


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