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Transcending Pi(e) on March 14

Posted Date: 3/14/24 (7:45 PM)

Sandy High School Principal Sarah Dorn embraces the student that smooshed a pie in her face on Pi Day.The number pi never ends (nor does it feature a permanently repeating pattern), but thanks to its first three digits being 3.14, pi has become associated with March 14 (3/14). Meanwhile, the relationship between "pi" and "pie" is a little more obvious.
As part of a fundraising effort for the Sandy High School Aerospace Engineering Club, students at Sandy High School got into the spirit of "pi day" on Thursday, March 14 by putting some pies in the faces of their administrators. Students entered into a raffle to win the opportunity for the "pieing," contributing more than $100 for the club's effort to purchase a weather balloon.

Pi Facts
Pie Facts
The symbol for pi, π, was introduced by Welsh mathematician William Jones in 1706.
Pies were first made to be so hard that the crust was inedible and it was used like a container for the food inside.
"Tau" is the name of the number that is equal to pi multiplied by 2.
Early pies were mostly meat pies, while fruit pies were likely introduced in the 1500s.
The record for reciting the most number of decimal places of pi was by Rajveer Meena at VIT University in India, who reached pi to 70,000 decimal places (it took him 10 hours).
The phrase "upper crust" comes from early America when supplies were hard to come by and only the wealthiest households could afford the ingredients for both the lower and upper crusts.


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