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International Pi Day hosted by ASCMC – Student Activity Center 12 to 3 pm

March 14, 2017

Come and Enjoy with ASCMC: Pizza Pie, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, & Donut Fundraiser!

Brief History Of π
The mathematician Archimedes used polygons with many sides to approximate circles and determined that Pi was approximately 22/7. The symbol (Greek letter “π”) was first used in 1706 by William Jones. A ‘p’ was chosen for ‘perimeter’ of circles, and the use of π became popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737. In recent years, Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits past its decimal. Only 39 digits past the decimal are needed to accurately calculate the spherical volume of our entire universe, but because of Pi’s infinite & pattern less nature, it’s a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more digits.

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March 14, 2017
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