# DailyDirt: Happy Pi Day

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Math geeks rejoice! It's Pi Day again! Why is the number pi so awesome? Because, as Mr. Spock once explained, "the value of pi is a transcendental figure without resolution." Here are a few more cool pi-related links.
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1. Anonymous Coward, 14 Mar 2013 @ 8:42pm

and if you are measuring the circumference, you don't need Pi at all.

now if you were trying to calculate the circumference by measuring the diameter, and doing a further calculation you would require the value of pi..

if you want to CALCULATE the circumference of the universe by measuring the diameter then pi is needed.

of pi (3.125) around 2000 B.C. [url]
•How many digits of pi are required to be able to measure the circumference of the observable universe,

ZERO digits.. of pi are required to measure it's circumference.. and 1 very long tape measure.

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