# Pi vs. Pie

## Pi or Pie?

• ### Pie

• Total voters
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Gold Member
So, I was browsing the complaints in the Forum Feedback today, just for fun, and I thought of something. Pi is commonly misspelled as "pie". And I got thinking, which is more important? Pi or pie? Which would you rather have?

And this poll was born, in a feverish stupor I might add.

So, what would you rather have... pi? or pie?

Why not both?

Astronuc
Staff Emeritus
Pie are squared.

Blueberry, blackberry, rhubarb or apricot-peach cobbler with vanilla ice-cream would hit the spot.

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/redeye-puzzler/assets_c/2010/04/Pi-thumb-580x243-110735.jpg

I'm starving and love pies. I also hate circles (unless its a round pie).

So... Pie for me. :tongue2::tongue2::tongue2:

BobG
Homework Helper
Pie or pie?

Crud, I picked pi, but thought the choices were:

pi - 3.14159

or

pie - 3.14159 * 2.71828 = 8.54
(pie is always round)

People don't realize how important the number Pi is to the lives science affords them.

Two overweight people chose pie...

People just don't realise how important a good tasting pie is to this world.

Pie all the way. I'll leave Pi for my calculator. I never thought Pi tasted too good.

This thread reminds me of my high school math teacher. His favorite joke was to ask the class, "What is the formula for the area of a circle?".

Invariably, at least one student would yell out, "Pi R squared !", to which he would reply, "No! Pie are round.".

Interestingly, he wasn't trying to be a bad comic, but had a mathematical point to make in doing this. He wanted to stress the importance of being precise in mathematics. The "blurted out" phrase from the students has no clear meaning on its own.

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People don't realize how important the number Pi is to the lives science affords them.

Two overweight people chose pie...
I'd rather have pie over the symbol pi. Nobody said anything about taking away the actual value!

I'd rather have pie over the symbol pi. Nobody said anything about taking away the actual value!
Exactly. If you take the pie, you get pi for free by studying the circular pie plate when you are done eating.

Now, try to bake a pie using only pi as an ingredient. If you succeed, don't ask me to try it.

Math Is Hard
Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
Ditto. This poll is a rip off. I thought I was getting some pie. :grumpy:

:rofl:

Danger
Gold Member
Pie are squared.
I hate to disagree with you, oh bearded wonder, and I also hate to post re-runs, but you leave me no choice:
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Gold Member
It's in the mail, it should arrive in six to eight weeks. Whether it will be fit to eat then... well, that's up to you. Eat it if you want, I wouldn't recommend it.

Honestly, I'm surprised at the results.

Danger
Gold Member
To be honest, with no disrespect intended toward Char.Limit, the question doesn't really make sense to me. Pi is an intrinsic property of the universe, which happened to be interpreted by humans. Pie is a confection. It really doesn't matter how one feels about pi; it exists apart from any consciousness whether or not anyone appreciates it. It's an interesting question for a poll, but I really can't see the relevance.
That having been said, I voted for pi, because I prefer cake to pie.

Gold Member
To be honest, with no disrespect intended toward Char.Limit, the question doesn't really make sense to me. Pi is an intrinsic property of the universe, which happened to be interpreted by humans. Pie is a confection. It really doesn't matter how one feels about pi; it exists apart from any consciousness whether or not anyone appreciates it. It's an interesting question for a poll, but I really can't see the relevance.
That having been said, I voted for pi, because I prefer cake to pie.
There's no disrespect taken, becuase the question isn't supposed to be relevant to anything. It's simply a comedy question based on a common misspelling of pi, and my boredom at the time. And seriously, I was quite bored.

And I voted for pi as well, because I'm a total math nerd.

There's no disrespect taken, becuase the question isn't supposed to be relevant to anything. It's simply a comedy question based on a common misspelling of pi, and my boredom at the time. And seriously, I was quite bored.

And I voted for pi as well, because I'm a total math nerd.
Well, somehow you've converted me into a Piethagorean.

... and, if that groaner doesn't kill this thread, I don't know what will.

Danger
Gold Member
... and, if that groaner doesn't kill this thread, I don't know what will.
:rofl:

Nice try, but it takes more than that around here.

So, I was browsing the complaints in the Forum Feedback today, just for fun, and I thought of something. Pi is commonly misspelled as "pie". And I got thinking, which is more important? Pi or pie? Which would you rather have?

And this poll was born, in a feverish stupor I might add.

So, what would you rather have... pi? or pie?
In Spanish pi is pronouned pee which is not too surprising since phi (except for fraternities) is commonly pronounced phee.

So the poll should have had a third catecory.

I voted for pie. Try doing this with pi.

or this.