Happy Pi (π) Day!
March 14 (3/14), the first 3 digits of Pi (π) – 3.14.
π is one of the fundamental constants of mathematics: the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
The mathematician Archimedes used polygons with many sides to approximate circles and determined that Pi was approximately 22/7
The symbol “π” was first used in 1706 by William Jones. A ‘p’ was chosen for ‘perimeter’ of circles, and the use of π became popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.
If you’d like to see the first million digits of Pi, check out One Million Digits of Pi.