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1592 Was THE Ultimate Pi Day BUT No One Would Have Known That — 3/14/1592.

by Anura Guruge

The first 10 decimal digits are
3.141592653 …

Two reasons why nobody in 1592 would have realized this.

  1. The 3/14 notation for month/date is primarily American and would NOT have been widely used in Europe in the 16th Century.

  2. The value of Pi to 7-digits had been calculated by then BUT was NOT widely known.

Worth thinking about.

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by Anura Guruge