Tags: 3.14, circle, circumference, diameter, Mathematics, pi, radius
Aug 15 2010
What is pi? What is pi used for?
Answer:
Pi is a mathematical term used to describe the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The area of a circle is equal to π times the square of the length of the radius, or πr2. So πr2 = The area of any circle. Since pi is nonrepeating and nonterminating, it is often approximated as 22/7 or 3.14. To make calculations even easier, it is often rounded to 3.1416. 

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