People of Duluth: Pi Day

Duluth.com celebrated Pi Day on March 14th by asking folks downtown how much they could remember about the number!

Here’s a quick glance (via the official Pi Day website):

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.

While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

Our winner made it to 3.1415926. Pretty impressive!

Curious how many figures you’ll remember? Click here to see up to one million digits of Pi!

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