# Why is Pi Day in 2015 so special?

It's a most auspicious holiday for math lovers. Saturday, March 14,

**2015**is**Pi Day**, a celebration of the irrational number that describes the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference.**Pi**is approximately 3.141592653, but it continues at random to infinity.A.

### What is Pi Day and why do we celebrate it?

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on

**March 14**(3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π.#### Who was the first person to calculate pi?

Archimedes of Syracuse#### How many digits of pi do we know?

The record for finding consecutive numbers, from**3.14**onward to the final digit, is held by Fabrice Bellard, who announced in January that he had calculated pi to**2.7 trillion digits**.#### What is the relationship between the word and symbol of pi?

Transcript of what is the relationship between the symbol PI and the word. The symbol comes from the Greek alphabet. In**mathematical**symbol Pi, sometimes written as Pi, is approximately equal to 3.14159.. Pi gets its**name**from the Greek words for periphery and**perimeter**, which both begin with the Greek letter, pi.

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### Why is it important to celebrate Pi Day?

The concept of

**pi**is**important**to mathematics because of its relationship to the circle; it is a constant representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.#### Why does the number pi never end?

The digits of**pi never**repeat because it can be proven that**π**is an irrational number and irrational numbers don't repeat forever. If you write out the decimal expansion of any irrational number (not just**π**) you'll find that it**never**repeats. That means that**π**is irrational, and that means that**π never**repeats.#### What is a chord of a circle?

A**chord of a circle**is a straight line segment whose endpoints both lie on the**circle**. A secant line, or just secant, is the infinite line extension of a**chord**. More generally, a**chord**is a line segment joining two points on any curve, for instance an ellipse. The word**chord**is from the Latin chorda meaning bowstring.#### How can you find the circumference of a circle?

**How to find the circumference of a circle:**- The circumference of a circle can be found by multiplying pi ( π = 3.14 ) by the diameter of the circle.
- If a circle has a diameter of 4, its circumference is 3.14*4=12.56.
- If you know the radius, the diameter is twice as large.

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### What is the importance of Pi Day?

**Pi Day**is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world.

**Pi**(Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

#### What is the longest chord in a circle?

A**chord**that passes through the center of a**circle**is called a diameter, and is the**longest chord**.#### What is the point in the middle of the circle?

A**circle**is a set of all**points**in a plane that are all an equal distance from a single**point**, the**center**. The distance from a**circle's center**to a**point**on the**circle**is**called**the radius of the**circle**. A line segment that crosses the**circle**by passing through the**center**of the**circle**is**called**the diameter.#### Is an oval the same as a circle?

**Circles**and ovals are both types of ellipses. An '**oval**' is really the informal term for an 'ellipse', whereas a '**circle**' is an ellipse where the semi-major and semi-minor axes are equal. If you're talking about higher-dimensions, the word you are looking for is probably ellipsoid. (A sphere is an example.)

Updated: 7th December 2019