Happy Pi Day. Here are some very interesting facts about Pi. There is a ton of information on the Internet related to its importance in math, in tradition, in beliefs, in culture, and more…
From the official Pi Day site:
Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. Pi Day is an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and to eat Pie.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.
Interesting facts about Pi
|First 50 Digits of Pi||3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510 …|
|Fractions of Pi (in order of increasing accuracy)||22/7 333/106 355/113 52163/16604 103993/33102 245850922/78256779|
|No Pattern / No End||Pi’s decimal number never ends. And Pi has no permanent repeating pattern|
|World Record||Rajveer Meena at VIT University, Vellore, India set the world record in 2015. He recited 70,000 decimal places for Pi in about 10 hours|
|Started||Physicist Larry Shaw started 14 March as Pi day at San Francisco’s Exploratorium in 1988. He is known as the Prince of Pi.|
|“Official” Government Day||U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution (111 H. Res. 224) on March 12, 2009, recognizing March 14 as National Pi Day|
|Albert Einstein||Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day, March 14, 1879|