You can remember the value of Pi by counting each word's letter in "May I have a large container of coffee."

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Remember the value of Pi (3.1415926) - memorize "May I have a large container of coffee?" Number of letters in each word equals value of Pi.

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No, I haven't read the book. But I fully intend to read "Life of Pi" before the movie comes out. The production value and casting sound interesting and of course the story alone sounds fascinating. I might just give it a try. At least it looks good...

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Here's an entertaining video about calculating Pi with real pies. The three minute and fourteen second video explains Pi and how it can be calculated.

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Pie. seriously. Wow. Somebody could've shown me this in high school!!

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mnemonic device for remembering the value of pi

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Value of Pi Cuff - Aluminum Wide Bracelet - Math - Geek Chic - Neurons Not Included

enter image description here I like this one because it shows that Archimedes really does have a problem: he has to explain why his limiting process (circumscribed and inscribed n-gons) approaches π in the limit, while this one doesn't. There is an explanation, because the technique Archimiese used does actually work, but I don't think the explanation was available to Archimedes. They key point is that although the zigzag converges pointwise to the circle, the slopes of the segments don't…

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» The Value of Pi Magic and Mayhem

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A Chronological Table of Values of Pi

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