BaalChatzaf Posted March 14, 2017 Share Posted March 14, 2017 Today, as I type this in, is 3/14 of the year 2017 c.e. The wits and the wags refer to this day as Pi Day because 3.14 is an approximation to pi. Well, it is a bad approximation. If wheels were constructed using this paltry number as an approximation to π the rides would be very bumpy and tires would soon wear out. Last year was not as bad. 3.1416 is not that bad an approximation of π. It is only of by .000018 or there about. By the way π is not only an irrational number but it is also not algebraic. It can only be approximated by an infinite series or an infinite product. It is not the ratio on integers nor can it be constructed by taking roots. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...

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