Mathematical and Computing Sciences Question #1450

David, a 15 year old male from the Internet asks on May 26, 2003,

Where did the constant pi (3.14159...) come from? Who discovered it and when?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on June 8, 2003

It came from the ancients who noticed the relationship between circumfrence and diameter. Find the book, The Joy of Pi by David Blatner, for more details.

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