# History of American PI

1. Dec 13, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

Interesting take on solving the Squaring the Circle problem enshrined in law:

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2. Dec 14, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

Or this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pie_(song [Broken])

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3. Dec 14, 2013

### rbj

$\frac{22}{7}$, $\frac{16}{5}$, or $\frac{7^7}{4^9}$, it's all the same.

4. Dec 15, 2013

### HallsofIvy

The "interesting take" is that the very site you link to say it was NOT "enshrined in law". such a bill was introduced into the state legistature but voted down.

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5. Dec 15, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

I stand corrected if not by spellchecker then by HallsOfIvy. But it did get 67 to 0 vote in the legislature but was killed in the state Senate so I guess it was half a law.

6. Dec 15, 2013

### lostcauses10x

Legislation to force a mathematical concept into law.. Scary.
Reminds me, that there was a time one did not go against the church for fear of torture and or death.

7. Dec 16, 2013

### Edgardo

Story told by Numberphile: