International Pi Aproximentation Day

Howdy Folks!! :smile:

To share a fun fact and holiday with you:


The twenty-second of July, which has the date 22-7, is also know as Pi Aproximentation Day!

For those of you who didn’t know this, this is due to the fact that 22 divided by 7 is aproximently 3.142

>>> a = 22 / 7
>>> print(a)
3.142857142857143

Which is in turn an aproximation of Pi, the number representing the ratio of a circles diameter to its circumference. It is represented with the lowercase roman letter π that shares the same name.

It has been used in various ways since the time of the Egyptions whom required it for construction projects and has been built on since then.

Being important to math lovers, number crunchers, construction workers, scientists, and many others, you just gotta love the usefulness of it.

Being used in almost every formula involving circles and spheres, its uses range from calculating the floor space your round carpet occupies all the way up to Einstein’s field equation for general relativity.

Here’s a list of ways π is used.


Let’s give it up for π today, it certainly deserves it!
Thanks for reading and I hope everyone has a great rest of the day :grinning:

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I think I will approximate some pie for dessert today in honor of 22/7 :smile:

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:smile: :pie:

There is certainly that too!