Not only are we a bunch of ocean loving enthusiasts here at the Catalina Island Marine Institute we have a deep appreciation for pi (p) as well! Over the years p has made a huge impact all around the world. Not just as delicious desert, but as an important component of math!

Pi represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. But because p exists as an infinite series of numbers that will never end it can never truly be expressed as a fraction. However when rounded up this number is approximately 3.14. As a result March 14, or 3/14, has become known as Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical constant p.

Whether you celebrate this day riding your bike, watching a round ray swim, or eating a slice of pie CIMI wishes you a very happy Pi Day!

 

Written By: Alex Feltes

 

 

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