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## Pi

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi

The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, ..... Although the simple continued fraction for π (shown above) also does not exhibit a...

## Where Does 'PI' Come From?

britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/pi/piorigin/piorigin.html

You know what 'PI' is ... it's a number with the value 3.14, and it's used to find the circumference and area of a circle. But did you ever wonder where PI came ...

## Pi Day: Where did π come from anyway?

blog.press.princeton.edu/2014/03/18/pi-day-where-did-π-come-from-anyway/

Mar 4, 2011 ... visit my site: http://www.pythagoreanmath.com Video on how to calculate pi by Archimedes' method ...

## Where did pi come from? | Reference.com

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The concept of the mathematical constant pi dates back approximately 4000 years to ancient Mesopotamia. Babylonian mathematicians found that the area of a ...

## The Origins of Pi | Primer

www.primermagazine.com/2009/field-manual/know-it-all-the-origins-of-pi

Nov 9, 2009 ... The symbol “π” and the term “picome from the Greek alphabet, where “π” is ... Honor and Ethics: Does America Need a “Lending Code?” =-.

## Where did Pi come from? - Math Forum

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Dec 2, 1994 ... ... we were wondering if you could answer our question. Where did the word pi come from, and how did someone determine it was equal to 3.14?

## Pi Day: History of Pi | Exploratorium

www.exploratorium.edu/pi/history_of_pi/

Pi has been known for almost 4000 years—but even if we calculated the number of seconds in those 4000 years and calculated pi to that number of places, we ...

## William Jones and his Circle: The Man who invented Pi | History Today

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William Jones and his Circle: The Man who invented Pi. By Patricia ... Though he did not prove it, Jones believed that π was an irrational number: an infinite, ..... Democracy has come to be regarded as the most desirable of all political systems ...

## When and how did pi come into existence? - Quora

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Sep 23, 2014 ... The question of the existence of pi is different from recognizing that it exists and calculating its value. John Bailey's answer to Do mathematical ...

### What is pi, and how did it originate? - Scientific American

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May 17, 1999 ... We use cookies to provide you with a better onsite experience. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies in ...

### The History of Pi

www.math.rutgers.edu

He did not even use his own formula in his calculation of pi. .... (Beckmann, 180) Whereas it took Shanks several years to come up with his 707 digits, and ...

### A brief history of pi | PCWorld

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Mar 13, 2013 ... In honor of Pi Day, we bring you a brief history of everyone's favorite ... a very close approximation—he used 96-sided polygons to come up with a value ... calculated pi using pyramids (or did they calculate pyramids using pi?) ...