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It's not PIE, it's PI!

  1. May 11, 2005 #1

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    OK, I can't stand it any more. This is a Public Service Announcement. The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is called pi, not pie.
    OK, here's a small demonstration just to clarify:

    This is pi:
    [​IMG]
    This is pie:
    [​IMG]

    And BTW, that thing that keeps me from floating off my chair is called gravity, not gavity or gracity (good gracious!!).
    And the Greek philosopher who explained why we could never, ever cross the room was named Xeno or Zeno, but definitely not Xeon!

    ok, I'm done here. I'm just in one of those moods. :grumpy: :tongue2:
     
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  3. May 11, 2005 #2
    I know exactly where you're coming from - I was playing scrabble with some people the other day, and I put down pi (sad two letter word, but that's all I could do with my horrible letters at the time) and they laughed at me and said, "you don't know how to spell pie!!!"

    I just whipped out the webster and showed em wrong!!!!

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    I.T. came from the sky!!
     
  4. May 11, 2005 #3

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    Oh, mercy!!! :rofl:
     
  5. May 11, 2005 #4
    That letter looks quite tasty...i must have it.
     
  6. May 11, 2005 #5
    I knew you'd get a crazy turn of the smily head ( :rofl: ) out of that!!!
     
  7. May 11, 2005 #6

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    Jessica,that's

    [tex]\displaystyle{\pi} [/tex]

    This one

    [tex] \displaystyle{\prod} [/tex]

    is "pi",too...:tongue:

    Daniel.
     
  8. May 11, 2005 #7
    So, if you're drunk, are you pie eyed, or pi eyed?

    [tex]\pi[/tex]

    The Rev
     
  9. May 11, 2005 #8

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    Here Daniel, have some ice cream.
    You can have pi à la mode! :approve:
     
  10. May 11, 2005 #9
    I thought that pie was really

    [tex]pi*e[/tex]

    3.14159.... x 2.717... ~= 8.54
     
  11. May 11, 2005 #10

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    Given the choice, I think I'd rather have pie! :biggrin:
     
  12. May 11, 2005 #11

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    Oh, I see.. (pi)(e)
    hmm, what a great number. It should never be squared and should always be rounded!
     
  13. May 11, 2005 #12

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  14. May 11, 2005 #13

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  15. May 11, 2005 #14

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  16. May 11, 2005 #15
    I don't understand, America is borrowing the Greek alphabet but we pronounce the letters differently...
     
  17. May 11, 2005 #16

    cronxeh

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    *mumbles to himself*

    area..

    pie are squared..

    mm..
     
  18. May 11, 2005 #17

    Monique

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    I wonder whether you even pronounce the Latin letters correctly :tongue:
     
  19. May 11, 2005 #18

    dextercioby

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    Weird,huh?The same with [itex]\eta [/itex].In ancient greek it stood for [itex] e [/itex],but in modern Greek it's spelled [itex] \mbox{ita} [/itex].

    Daniel.
     
  20. May 11, 2005 #19

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    mmmmmmm pi *drools*
     
  21. May 11, 2005 #20

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    MIH, you don't know what you're on about.

    THIS is pie:

    [​IMG]

    Honestly, when will you people learn? :smile:
     
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