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, A:

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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