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Many schools celebrate Pi Day on March 14th.
  mathematics:  an important constant representing the circumference of any circle divided by its diameter (about 3.14, but an irrational number; i.e., with infinite decimals providing a closer approximation)
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  • Many schools celebrate Pi Day on March 14th.
  • The area of a circle can be calculated as pi times the radius squared.
  • In Sagan’s novel, Contact, there was a message placed by the creator of the universe deep within the digits of pi; however, that part of the story was omitted form the film adaptation of the novel.
  • They computed pi to nearly 5 trillion digits demonstrating no repeating sequence of decimal numbers.

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  • They wanted to teach us the meaning of x in relation to pi, as opposed to helping us better understand ourselves and each other.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • It’s a sine I think you’re sweet as pi.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • They all wore Greek-party T-shirts: Pi Phi Tie-Dye and Fiji Island.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Which Colin did when lie was ten, by making up a 99-word sentence in which the first letter of each word corresponded to the digit of pi (a= I b=2, etc.; j=0).
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Numbers begin to race across the gray background, filling the screen, like I just gave it a command to calculate the value of pi.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • He crudely referred to the comfort girl as chosen-pi, a base anatomical slur which also denoted her Koreanness.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • He’d been a trainer for the Pittsburgh Pi— rates.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • The volume of one jelly bean = h(pi)(c1/2)^2 = 2cm x 3 (1.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • Please feel free to round pi to 3.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Burqa-clad women stood in groups and chatted, their belongings pi led at their feet.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Then, I said I supposed he had a fine business, and Wemmick said, "Ca-pi-tal!"
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • And beside them, the nickel phonograph with records piled up like pies, ready to swing out to the turntable and play dance music, "Ti-pi-ti-pi-tin,"
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • ’We’re not even using pi,’ one kid said.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It’s similar to the way Adah will sometimes turn up knowing some entire, difficult thing like French or the square root of pi when I’d been taking for granted I knew everything she did.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Every legionnaire carried a harpoonlike spear called a pi/um, a gladius, a dagger, and about a hundred pounds of other equipment.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • He cut the troublesome PI department down to a single full-time employee, an older colleague who handled routine jobs perfectly well and ran credit checks.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Startled pi-dogs added to the din.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • The long swish of it lifted on an invisible wave with syllables of boomerang antennae, funnels arcing back, a pi-shaped upthrusting at the stern.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • She nodded in the direction of the mountain, Tse-pi’na, the woman veiled in clouds.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • D’you mean to tell me that this pi-anno was brought here by the route we came along yesterday?
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • They walked to the river with their Maker, and then he told them that his name was Na’pi, Old Man.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "The pi-aner burnt up with him," Dillard said.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • She would be thinking that when you’ve married somebody else’s husband, if you play on her pi-ana it ought to be a contrite hymn that starts, "Lord, my sins be as scarlet" or "Too shamed to lift my head, Lord, too stained to hope for Heaven."
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • But so determin’d I was to continue doing a sheet a day of the folio, that one night, when, having impos’d my forms, I thought my day’s work over, one of them by accident was broken, and two pages reduced to pi, I immediately distributed and compos’d it over again before I went to bed; and this industry, visible to our neighbors, began to give us character and credit; particularly, I was told, that mention being made of the new printing-office at the merchants’ Every-night club, the…
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • He ignored the zodiac signs and letters, lining up the correct numbers so they made the value of pi.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Sensitive as he was, however, Hans Castorp proved less susceptible to pi than Paravant.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Life of Pi — Yann Martel AUTHOR’S NOTE This book was born as I was hungry.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • "Not to be confused with PI," Stettner added, grinning.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • co ce, <|>EpuTTe, ire pi Łeivoio epeo"6ca and the sneer becomes, yes, audible.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • A PIECE OF PI No matter what God’s power may be, the first aspect of God is never that of the absolute Master, the Almighty.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Pi ge!’ said the banker, ordering two of the guards out of the flat; they bowed and left quickly.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • [11:49] Pi: What we can see of your planned cut looks good.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Although I am still bound by USC Pi.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • So she’s going to return them and then we’re going to Bur-dines and we’re going to like pi—"
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • They were followed by Furie, a Timmani farmer in his early twenties, and his father Pi-e; both were captured together in their rice field by rival tribesmen.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • We would need a pi’ rate fleet … and even if we found one, the word has come back from Slaver’s Bay that Meereen has been closed off by blockade."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • You used to play the pi-anna in the picture show when you’s little and I’s young and in town, dear love," she called, turning away through the dark.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • You used to play the pi-anna in the picture show when you’s little and I’s young and in town, dear love," she called, turning away through the dark.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Digamma Pi was a lively boarding-house with a billiard table and low prices.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Soon the blue closet door was running with Gilbey’s Pi, jack Daniel’s, J & B whisky, sticky green creme de menthe, the amaretto that had been a Christmas present from Roger and Althea Breakstone.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • As we mathematicians like to say: PHI is one H of a lot cooler than PI!
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Frank propped his pi/um against his shield and checked Percy’s armor.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • It was not till Angus Duer accepted election to Digamma Pi that Martin himself came in.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He broke his pi/um over a defender’s head, then reluctantly drew his gladius.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • A fourth, considerably smaller area that occupied only a few employees was what was called PI or P-In, in internal jargon pinders, which stood for personal investigations.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Now that most of his Arts classmates had departed to insurance offices, law schools, and banks, he was lonely, and tempted by an invitation from Digamma Pi, the chief medical fraternity.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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