# UNKNOWN FACTS ABOUT PI

The letter π is the first letter of the Greek word “periphery” and “perimeter.” The symbol π in mathematics represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. In other words, π is the number of times a circle’s diameter will fit around its circumference.a . The first 144 digits of pi add up to 666 (which many scholars say is “the mark of the Beast”). And 144 = (6+6) x (6+6).d . • In 1995, Hiroyoki Gotu memorized 42,195 places of pi and is considered the current pi champion. Some scholars speculate that Japanese is better suited than other languages for memorizing sequences of numbers.a • Since there are 360 degrees in a circle and pi is intimately connected with the circle, some mathematicians were delighted to discover that the number 360 is at the 359th digit position of pi.d . ”Pi Day” is celebrated on March 14 (which was chosen because it resembles 3.14). The official celebration begins at 1:59 p.m., to make an appropriate 3.14159 when combined with the date. Albert Einstein was born on Pi Day (3/14/1879) in Ulm Wurttemberg, Germany. The π symbol came into standard use in the 1700s, the Arabs invented the decimal system in A.D. 1000, and the equal sign (=) appeared in 1557.e

• A Web site titled “The Pi-Search Page” finds a person’s birthday and other well known numbers in the digits of pi. Pi has about 6.4 billion known digits which would take a person roughly 133 years to recite without stopping. THESE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT PI. PLEASE SHARE YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT IT

Note by Vishwathiga Jayasankar
6 years, 9 months ago

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whoa! ...... i didn't know that :) ... thanks

- 6 years, 9 months ago

- 6 years, 9 months ago

Nice note!! Loved to read it! You could have done better with proper formatting. Add new points in new lines. Add a link to "The Pi-Search page"

- 6 years, 7 months ago