## Poll

 This is a 1 in 100 special pi day. 13 votes (33.33%) Next year is a 1 in 100 special pi day. 4 votes (10.25%) It is just an ordinary day to me. 6 votes (15.38%) Three more days to St. Patrick's day. 2 votes (5.12%) Three more day until the Israeli elections. No votes (0%) When is cake day? 1 vote (2.56%) When do we celebrate Euler's number? 10 votes (25.64%) Who is Miss American pie anyway? No votes (0%) Jack Horner better keep his thumb out of my pie. 1 vote (2.56%) Don't take a slice of my pie. 2 votes (5.12%)

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billryan
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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March 14th, 2022 at 5:55:44 PM permalink
Why shouldn't you be intimidated by higher math?

It's as easy as Pi.
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ksdjdj
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March 15th, 2022 at 4:21:47 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Quote: mcallister3200

The one day a year folks are expected to grin and bear terrible math jokes.

Why did pi fail its drivers test?

before I read the answer below was, "because he is always going in circles"

Quote: Wizard

Quote: mcallister3200

I'm not sure. Enlighten me.

But I do know it takes 3.14 bakers to bake a pi. And a mathemetician's favorite animal is a pi-thon. And that 3.14% of sailors are pi-rates. And Isaac Newton's favorite food was pi. And you don't want to get in a conversation with pi at a party because they will go on, and on, and on....

Same reason you don't want run into pi at a party, he doesn't know when to stop.

DRich
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March 15th, 2022 at 8:30:01 AM permalink
Quote: ChumpChange

What is the area of a 14 inch pizza?
153.86 square inches
The surface area of a 14-inch pizza is 3.14 x 49 (7 x 7 = 49) = 153.86 square inches of surface area.

So, should I get two 12" mediums for \$12.99 each or a 16" large for \$18.99?
3.14 x 36 = 113" x 2 = 226 sq"
3.14 x 64 = 201 sq"

It depends if I'm going to eat more than 201 sq".

Wouldn't the surface area vary by the thickness of the crust? A 1 inch high crust would have more surface area than a thin crust wouldn't it?
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gordonm888
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March 15th, 2022 at 4:17:24 PM permalink
So did anything special happen on:

March 14, 1592 at 6:53 and 58.9 seconds?

Also, some people think that the more fundamental number is tau: τ = 2π. Which would put the honor on June 28.
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teliot
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Thanks for this post from:
March 16th, 2022 at 5:27:44 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

So did anything special happen on:

March 14, 1592 at 6:53 and 58.9 seconds?

Shakespeare started writing Richard III.141592653589.... He eventually truncated the play back to simply Richard III after critics claimed the script was irrational.
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Dieter
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March 16th, 2022 at 5:33:15 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

So did anything special happen on:

March 14, 1592 at 6:53 and 58.9 seconds?

Also, some people think that the more fundamental number is tau: τ = 2π. Which would put the honor on June 28.

I think that almost coincides with a new moon, which is probably something I should base a new calendar system on so I can sell prophecies*.

I think it may be close enough to be a rounding error, given the calculator technology of the time.

Fraction bars with 1 or 2 underneath?

No. It's a lot of work generating spurious prophecies, and I'd probably get demonetized, demonized, and perhaps even demagnetized, depriving me of the healing benefits of elemental copper toe bangles while I sleep.
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billryan
Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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March 16th, 2022 at 7:16:28 AM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

So did anything special happen on:

March 14, 1592 at 6:53 and 58.9 seconds?

Also, some people think that the more fundamental number is tau: τ = 2π. Which would put the honor on June 28.

Julian or Gregorian?
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gordonm888
Joined: Feb 18, 2015
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March 16th, 2022 at 9:07:18 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Quote: gordonm888

So did anything special happen on:

March 14, 1592 at 6:53 and 58.9 seconds?

Also, some people think that the more fundamental number is tau: τ = 2π. Which would put the honor on June 28.

Julian or Gregorian?

I actually worried about that when I wrote the post; I was just too lazy to research it. There is a legitimate "calendar basis" issue for any pi day, but certainly its more troubling when going back to the 1500s as I did.
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SOOPOO
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March 14th, 2023 at 10:03:10 AM permalink
Our Wizard has limited internet access for a bit but has tasked me with wishing everyone a happy Pi day for him. Done.
Last edited by: SOOPOO on Mar 14, 2023
DRich
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March 14th, 2023 at 10:56:30 AM permalink
Today is fake Pi day. Euler said pi is the ratio of a circle's radius to its diameter. Therefore Pi day is June 28th
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