Pi vs. Pie

Pi or Pie?

34 vote(s)
53.1%
2. Pie

30 vote(s)
46.9%
1. Jul 15, 2010

Char. Limit

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?

2. Jul 15, 2010

Andre

Why not both?

3. Jul 15, 2010

Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
Pie are squared.

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

4. Jul 15, 2010

Klockan3

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

5. Jul 15, 2010

xxChrisxx

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

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

6. Jul 15, 2010

BobG

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)

7. Jul 15, 2010

Mu naught

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

Two overweight people chose pie...

8. Jul 15, 2010

xxChrisxx

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

9. Jul 15, 2010

Pattonias

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

10. Jul 15, 2010

stevenb

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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11. Jul 15, 2010

Anonymous217

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

12. Jul 15, 2010

hypatia

13. Jul 15, 2010

stevenb

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.

14. Jul 15, 2010

Math Is Hard

Staff Emeritus
Ditto. This poll is a rip off. I thought I was getting some pie. :grumpy:

15. Jul 15, 2010

HeLiXe

:rofl:

16. Jul 15, 2010

Danger

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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17. Jul 15, 2010

Char. Limit

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.

18. Jul 15, 2010

Danger

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.

19. Jul 16, 2010

Char. Limit

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.

20. Jul 16, 2010

stevenb

Well, somehow you've converted me into a Piethagorean.

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

21. Jul 16, 2010

Danger

:rofl:

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

22. Dec 5, 2011

skeptic2

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.

23. Dec 5, 2011

Jimmy Snyder

I voted for pie. Try doing this with pi.

or this.

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24. Dec 5, 2011

zoobyshoe

This is best. I want to have my pi and eat it too.

25. Dec 5, 2011

Yes! Yum...