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Definition 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)
  • Many schools celebrate Pi Day on March 14th.
pi = 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)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • pi = 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)
  • "The pi-aner burnt up with him," Dillard said.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Sensitive as he was, however, Hans Castorp proved less susceptible to pi than Paravant.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • 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 ignored the zodiac signs and letters, lining up the correct numbers so they made the value of pi.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • 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
  • 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
  • Burqa-clad women stood in groups and chatted, their belongings pi led at their feet.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • [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
  • Please feel free to round pi to 3.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • 'We're not even using pi,' one kid said.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • D'you mean to tell me that this pi-anno was brought here by the route we came along yesterday?
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • 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
  • Then, I said I supposed he had a fine business, and Wemmick said, "Ca-pi-tal!"
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • 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

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