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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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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