Miss. Hillary Strain

3.14159 aka Pi

In most of my educational math classes, at some point we have talked about the importance of Pi and have also watched the following video.

I have used Pi a lot in math classes, we have talked about Pi a lot in our math classes and well, really, everyone knows what Pi is.  It wasn’t until I watched the video above that I realized what Pi really entails.  The number Pi, as we all know, goes on and on forever, well for quite some time. The video explains that you can find any number in Pi, like your birthday, social insurance number, name or any number combination that you can think of.

If you don’t believe me, try it out yourself at the link below!  All you have to do is click  control f or command f if you have a mac, a little search bar will pop up and then type in any combination and it will appear!

https://stuff.mit.edu/afs/sipb/contrib/pi/pi-billion.txt

Let me know what you think of this? Were there any number combinations that you couldn’t find or wouldn’t appear?

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