Pi Approximation Day

07242019, 12:35 AM
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RE: Pi Approximation Day
(07222019 07:48 PM)Claudio L. Wrote: I got the simplest formula: “Pi is about 22/7”, says the engineer in this math jokes page. Roman engineers would say it was close to 25/8. The builders of King Solomon’s Temple knew it was a bit great than 3, I think, but apparently the reporters believed it was exactly 3. I’ve read 3.1416 is good enough in Mechanical Engineering. Other types of engineering might use other aproximate values for pi, though. I remember 377 was commonly used as an approximation for 2\(\pi\times\)60 in EE texbooks, for convenience. 

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