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Pie, And More Importantly… Pi!

Riley Sproul Ideas, Mathematics Leave a Comment

What is Pi you ask? Well in the correct circumstances (just one extra letter) it’s delicious. But spelled as is, it’s a rather interesting mathematical concept… pie for your mind, if you will.

 

Pi, is the ratio of the circumference of a circle, to its diameter.

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For example, take the diameter of any circle and set that value to 1

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Now, unwind the circle’s by it’s circumference on the same number line.

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The length of that line is Pi, or 3.14159…

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And what’s interesting is that this ratio holds up for each and every circle that exists, or can exist!

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And what’s pretty awesome about this Pi Day in particular is that the day/month/year match up with Pi more than usual! So at 3/14/15 at 9:26… EAT SOME PIE! Be it apple, cherry, peach, or chocolate!

 


 

The pictures are screenshots from this video, thanks to Youtube userĀ mathematicsonline!


 

Riley Sproul has a Bachelors in Biology, with a concentration in PreMed, and a Chemistry Minor, from the University of Toledo. His goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Neurobiology with in the next 4-5 years. His interests include sci-fi, PC-gaming, playing guitar, and a variety of other hobbies.
Pie, And More Importantly… Pi! was last modified: March 13th, 2015 by Riley Sproul

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