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Have Some Pi Way back over 3000 years ago before the before the advent of modern miracles like sliced bread and aerosol cans are Pis roots available for finding The Egyptians after countless years of losing in battle due to having square wheels on their chariots decided to solve this wheel thingy once and for all so after many committee meeting and much arguing Pi was decided to be 3 17 and a certain bored scribe known as Ahmes recorded it in 1650 BC The Egyptians remained the most powerful country in the area for many years mainly due to the fact that their neighbors when they did decide to have round wheels insisted that the ratio of circumference of chariot wheel to the length of spokes was exactly 3 However it was the Greeks who really had too much time on their hands and devoted what time they were not watching soap operas to various arcane mathematical amusements It was thus that around 500 BC a certain unknown would be burger flipper came up with the idea that by putting a polygon inside a circle and calculating the polygons area and dividing by its circumference they could get a rough estimate as to the ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle aka that irrational Pi and eventually if the polygon had enough sides it would be a circle In the 4th century BC a certain oddball who like to chant Eureka in the streets of Syracuse by the name of Archimedes estimated Pi to be between 3 1071 and 3 17 using a 96 sided polygon Nearly 500 years elapsed before a civilization had enough of a breather to devote human resources to the Pi problem So it was Claudius the sun revolves around me Ptolemy that discovered Pi was darned close to 377120 Two centuries later the Indian Arbhyata estimated Pi to be 31416 It took 1100 years for the value ascribed
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