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It was inititially recognised as the ratio between the radius and circumference of a perfect circle. The radius times "Pi" equals the circumference of a perfect circle.

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What language does pi come from?

Pi is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet

Where did the math symbol pi in math come from?

several equations' answers come out to 3.14 and so on, thats pi

What digits come after 3.14 or pi?


Where does the name pi come from?

The Greek alphabet.

What language does the pi symbol come from?


Where did the term pi come from?

PI the 16th greek letter is the circumference divided by the diameter of a circle. For example 40.5/12.89 = PI.

Why did pi come from tau?

Because pi = 0.5*tau

Where does the 3.14 for pi come from?

3.14 is short for pi. Pi can go on forever and ever. It's just a rounded number of pi to make things easier to understand.

What does the ratio of the value of pi come from?

Any circle's circumference divided by its diameter has a value of pi

When does the movie Life of Pi come out?

The movie is already out.

Who came up with pi?

who invented, or came up with "pi" in math? How did they come up with the estimation of 3.14?

Where does pi r squard come from?

Pi r squared comes from the formula to find the area of a circle.

Where did the name pi come from?

The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet.

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How do you find pi on a scientific calculator?

I have not yet come across a calculator with a single button for pi, but pi equals 22 divided by 7(3.142...). Hope I helped.

When did Kate Bush's song pi come out?

24th novemember 2005

What is the first mathematician to come close to calculating pi?

Archimedes was the first Western mathematician to make a serious attempt at calculating the value of pi. His estimated, that pi was between 3.1408 and 3.1429.

How did they come up with the name pi?

Probably re-arranged the alphabet and found it.

What geometric shape helped the Egyptians to come up with pi?

the great pyramids did this.

Where did 3.1416 come from?

It's the value of pi rounded to 4 decimal places

How come 3.14 become pi?

pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to diameter, and that number just happens to be, always, 3.14159.... for an infinite number of digits

Where did pi come from?

The babylonians first discovered the ratio compared to the diameter and circumference of a circle. Later, Archimedes(287-212BC) discovered and proved his theory of pi. Pi to 27 decimal places: 3.141592653589793238462643383 The square root of pi (to 30 decimal places) is: 1.772453850905516027298167483314

When does Life of Pi come out on DVD?

um hi i think in 2013 march 18th

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What is pi times pi divided by pi plus pi minus pi times pi?

the same as pi squared, which is 9.86960440109