This Is How the Number 3.14 Got the Name ‘Pi’

It’s not hard to figure out why March 14 is celebrated annually as “Pi Day” by math fans: The date resembles the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter — the number that begins 3.14, perhaps better known Pi ( π ), which the holiday’s official website describes as an “irrational and transcendental number”…

via This Is How the Number 3.14 Got the Name ‘Pi’ — TIME

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