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Ask Dr. Universe: Why is Pi 3.1415? What if it was just 3?

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – It’s almost March 14. You know what that means: Pi Day, as in 3/14 or 3.14159265359 and so on.

I met up with my friend Nathan Hamlin, a mathematician and instructor here at Washington State University, to explore your question about this neverending number.

We calculated Pi with some of my favorite items: yarn and a tuna can. You can try it at home, too.

Read all of this answer from Dr. Universe at https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2016/03/08/pi-3-14-3/.

 

A service of Washington State University, Ask Dr. Universe answers some of the most interesting, tough and smart questions from curious kids all around the world.

 

 

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