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Happy Pi Day Everyone!

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Portland, OR
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    It's every geeks favorite day of the year. One day every year it is perfectly acceptable to bring out your inner nerd and talk about the time we learned how to determine the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It's an important day for a variety of reasons, but mainly because it's a day teachers are able to make math "fun" in their classrooms and American school children need all the help they can get when it comes to math.

    Or we can talk about our favorite pie recipe.

    Next year's Pi Day takes on special significance because the first ten digits of Pi will fall in place for the first time in history when the clock strikes 9:26 am : 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 (3.141592653). While it is only a numerical anomaly, it is still pretty neat.

    What does everyone think of today? Do we have any mathematicians in the forum that give this day any special significance?
  • Center Left
    Central, FL
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    I am far from a geek. I'd very much like to be more of one because knowledge is everything. To celebrate Pi day, I think that I'll try to buy a (no sugar added) pie. Who doesn't like Pi/Pie ?
    Next years numerical anomaly is pretty cool. I'll have to tell my daughter about that.

    My daughter says same anomaly would have happened 1915, 1815, etc. Maybe Pi wasn't established yet.