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NASA Celebrates Pi Day


Published on: March 15, 2022,

Pi is a familiar mathematical symbol for every students and mathematicians. NASA celebrated pi day on 14th March. Pi has helped to make equipment’s for NASA. NASA interns made pi and enforced people to stop by nearest bakery to get nice slice of pie. Every year math enthusiasts around the world celebrate pi day on 14th Match because date 3/14 resembles 3.14- which is the first few digits of pi.


Pi has a long history. The use of pi dates to Babylonians about 4,000 years ago, at which “3 times the square of the circle was used which returned a value of 3=3. Egyptian mathematician approximated pi with more precision at 3.1605 as indicated in Rhind Papyrus dating back to 1,650 B.C. The Greek mathematician Archimedes (287-212 B.C) used a visually creative approach to approximate the areas of two polygons.


On March 14 in 1988, physicist Larry Shaw held what is believed to be the first official celebration of Pi at San Francisco Exploratorium which included large amounts of pie. The idea was famous and in 2009, the U.S Congress declared March National Pi Day in hopes that it would cultivate a higher level of excitement for math and science students. Pi can answer questions about anything circular. Pi is most rounded to 3.14 but the digits go on forever and don’t appear to repeat.


The fun fact is Albert Einstein’s birthday and Pi day are celebrated on the same day.


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