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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)
  • 'We're not even using pi,' one kid said.
    Part 1 (62% in)
  • Mr. McCabe, their math teacher, was walking through the rows of desks, tossing a tennis ball against the ceiling and singing a bastardized Don McLean song: 'Bye, bye, what's the value of pi Gotta fidget with the digits Till this class has gone by' Them ninth graders were workin' hard with a sigh Sayin', Mr. McCabe, come on, why?
    Part 1 (62% in)

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