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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
on March 14th.__Pi__Day

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* - "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*

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)