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What did people use pi for?

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Pi is the ratio of a (perfect) circle's circumference to its diameter. It was, and still is, used to make more accurate measurements of things containing circles or parts of circles.

Pi also shows up in trigonometry and higher maths.

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Why do people use Pi?

people use pi to find the circumference of a circle.


Who used pi?

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How do you explain pi in geometry?

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