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The Most unusual holiday of the year

An outstanding day for lovers of mathematics and one of the most unusual holidays of the year is March 14. After this day that part of mankind who is not indifferent to mathematics, celebrates the international day of “PI”.

The most remarkable thing in this festival what it is celebrated at certain times, namely on March 14 at 1:59 of the day, i.e. at 13:59, if you stick to the 24-hour time system. Although some fans of this holiday you prefer to celebrate it at night. “Why at this time?” you ask. It’s very simple, because Π = 3,14159, which is March 14 – it 14.03 or 3/14, as this date is indicated in different countries and 1:59 – this time on 12-hour system of time measurement.

Universal number

In the mathematical world, the number of “PI” is a constant that expresses the ratio of the perimeter of a circle to its diameter. The most interesting thing in this number what the numbers are after the decimal point, did not Express any cyclical or logical sequence – 3,141592653589793238462643… and to infinity. The uniqueness of the number “PI” is that in decimal decomposition can be written in any sequence. Thus, “PI” you can encode any information Continue reading

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