# Who Invented Pi?

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Pi is a mathematical constant. It is a ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference and is approximately 3.14159. There is no known record as to who first invented the pi , however it is believed to have been first used by the Greek people in 250 BC.
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The earliest known textually evidenced approximations of pi date from around 1900 BCE; they are 25/8 (Babylonia) and 256/81 (Egypt), both within 1% of the true value.
The Greek letter pi was first used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter in 1709 by mathematician William Jones.
First, pi is not an invention, it is a discovery. In fact it was Archimedes was the first to prove and understood that the two ratios were equivalent.
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 Pi has been known for so long that it is quite untraceable. The first theoretical calculation seems to have been carried out by Archimedes of Syracuse. http://www.kgbanswers.com/who-invented-pi/4884083
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