The L-Tron Team Celebrates Pi Day 2018
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Pi Day.
This math inspired holiday celebrates the first three digits of Pi, or 3.14. Pi (in mathematical terms) is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) every year, with Pi Day 2018 falling on a Wednesday.
To celebrate, the L-Tron team shared lots of pie (obviously). Cathy brought in mini apple pies from McDonalds, the L-Tron team shared a big berry pie, and Gayle wore her Pi Day shirt. We also had some cookies – which are round but unrelated to pie.
The history of Pi
The first calculations of Pi were attributed to the Greek mathematician, Archimedes. Other mathematicians that are credited with computing pi include Zu Chongzhi and William Jones. The symbol was first believed to have been used in 1706. (via Time.com)
Pi is a mathematical constant and will never be changed by the size of the numbers it is using to equate. It is an irrational number and has an infinite number of non-repeating digits. Back in high school, we would often try to memorize as many digits of pi as possible. The L-Tron marketing team tried to recite the digits of pi we could still remember, although none of us could recall more than 6 digits of pi!
Today, many people celebrate pi day by eating circular treats – pizza pies, apple pies, etc. This year, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is inviting mathematicians, engineers and students to compete in a “Pi in the sky” challenge to solve multiple interplanetary math problems.
How will you be celebrating Pi Day 2018? Tweet @LTronCorp with your ideas! #PiDay2018
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