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Happy Pi Day!

If you are American, then that means today is Pi Day! So named because if you are American and thus do your dates backwards it is 3/14, or 3.14, which are the first few digits of pi.

Here are some things you can do to celebrate pi day! 

 

-Eat some pie!

-Recite some digits of pi!

Here is a little mnemonic I was taught to remember the first few:

How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy chapters involving quantum mechanics.

It is easy to tell what the digits of pi are, because they are the number of letters in each word. 'How' has 3 letters, 'I' 1, 'want' 4, and so on, giving 3.14159265358979….

If you want more, here are some. 100,000, in fact. Challenge: Try thinking up more mneumonics to remember the rest.

-Watch some Vi Hart!

-Watch some more Vi Hart and learn about why pi is wrong!

(Also well covered at Spiked Math)  

 

So Happy Pi Day, everybody! 

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Lauren is a Maths and Physics student from somewhere in the southern hemisphere. She has an affinity for reality, and you can find her on twitter @lolrj, or Google+.

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