The Artist Formerly Known As 3.14.15

Most folks remember when the musician, Prince, legally changed his name to a symbol.  Well the symbol became so confusing to reference in everyday life that he became referred to as “the artist formerly known as Prince”.  He eventually resorted to using the Prince moniker again to avoid further commotion.  Well, in the math and science world the opposite occurred – a confusing number was changed to the more simple representation of a symbol.

As every engineer knows, an important variable used in equations is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  This ratio is an endless number (3.141592653…..).  To simplify its use, a symbol was assigned to represent the number with the Greek letter  (pi).  Many in the world now celebrate “Pi Day” on March 14 (3-14).  This year is extra special because at 9:26:53 AM the date and time will read 3.14.15 9:26:53. That is 10 digits of pi.  If you want to learn more fun stuff about “Pi Day” visit this website: http://www.piday.org/.  If you want to buy a pie to help celebrate “Pi Day” we suggest you check out the Groovy Duck Bakery.  Happy Pi Day!

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