Tag Archives: Mathematics

Celebrate Pi Day with 31.4 trillion digits

What’s the best way to celebrate Pi Day? That’s the geeky holiday that takes place on 3/14 … in other words, today. For some, it’s a day for baking geeky pies, or getting a $3.14 deal on slices of pizza. … Continue reading

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This Pi Day, remember the reason for the season

Maybe it’s time to put the pi back in Pi Day. I remember a time when 3/14 really stood for something: namely, the calendar date that came closest to the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Yes, I’m … Continue reading

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Pi Day mashes up math and munchies

Pi Day plays off the fact that March 14 – 3/14 – is a numerical pun on math’s best-known irrational number: pi, or 3.14. But there’s nothing irrational about punning pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, with pastry … Continue reading

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Scientists work on formula for a cup of coffee

One coffee drinker’s perfect brew may be another drinker’s battery acid, but mathematicians say they’re zeroing in on the equations behind the taste of drip coffee. The University of Limerick’s Kevin Moroney and his colleagues lay out the state of the … Continue reading

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Powerball math mistake fires up the Internet

The math behind this week’s upcoming $1.4 billion Powerball drawing boggles the mind, but at least a few minds were boggled beyond the bounds of arithmetic. One photo posted to Facebook and Instagram claimed falsely that if the Powerball pot – … Continue reading

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