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Mar 14 2008

Do You Celebrate Pi (Pie) Day?

Pie DayIf you are unfamiliar with PI, it is a mathematical constant that is equivalent to 3.14 (3.14159265358979323846…).

It is an irrational number, which means that it cannot be expressed as a fraction m/n, where m and n are integers. Consequently its decimal representation never ends or repeats. Beyond being irrational, it is a transcendental number, which means that no finite sequence of algebraic operations on integers (powers, roots, sums, etc.) could ever produce it. Throughout the history of mathematics, much effort has been made to determine ? more accurately and understand its nature; fascination with the number has even carried over into culture at large.

However, the point is that PI day allows you to remember 3.14 by celebrating it on 3/14. In Jr. High School, we would sit around in the afternoon eating pies. It was a very tasty day.

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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