I love pi[e] more than cake, keep a freezer full of fresh-picked fruit ready to go, and have never been able to make pie crust from scratch like my father. Several childhood chums, including Ros Chrenka & Don Kelley have challenged me to do a Pi crust.
Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi (π) is also the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius. But pi is more than its definition. Pi is an irrational number that can’t be expressed as a fraction of the form m/n where m and n are both integer numbers. Pi is a transcendental number.
March 14 Pi Day. 3/14, get it? It also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday. Fancy that.
You too can compute pi. Join Background Pi, a distributed computing project. Use your computer’s spare cycles to compute pi.
Remember kids, pi is a good source of randomness. That’s why it’s used in the Blowfish encryption algorithm because it’s a Nothing up my sleeve number.
Want some pi? 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749445923 0781640628620899862803482534211706798 And if that isn’t enough here are a million digits of pi. Memorizing long strings of pi is called piphilology. Some use poems called piems to aid in memorization.
Pi trivia: the number 1 occurs 10,137 times within the first 100,000 digits of pi while the number 9 appears only 9,902 times.