Document Type

Opinion

Publication Date

3-13-2015

Department

Mathematics

Abstract

Today, our Facebook feeds will be peppered with references to Pi Day, a day of celebration that has long been acknowledged by math fans and that Congress recognized in 2009. Every high schooler learns that pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter and that its decimal expansion begins 3.14 and goes on infinitely without repeating. [excerpt]

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Original version is available from Philly.com.

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