Sunday, March 14, 2010

Let's Celebrate Pi Day!

I saw in Google’s page this cute logo in commemoration of Pi Day.

I didn’t know there was such but now that I did, I checked some details.

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 or 3.14 being the first three digit of the pi value (3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197…infinite series).

It also coincides with the birthday of Albert Einstein, a famous scientist and mathematician.

Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The distance around a circle is called the circumference. The distance across a circle through the center is called the diameter.


where c is circumference and d is diameter.

So when you order a 16 inches pizza it refers to the diameter. You might want to measure it's circumference by a tape measure but why bother? you can use the equation above and the answer is 50.24 inches (C = 3.14 x 16). Easy right?

Happy Pi Day everyone!


Paula said...

Hi, Checking links from BC Bloggers. If all things are ironed out you will hear from me tomorrow. Thanks for putting the badge. :)
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