 # Celebrating Math’s Most Famous Number

Kelly Lymberopoulos | Senior Communications Specialist
March 12, 2021 | Corporate

March 14th has become an annual day of celebration around the world, particularly among those in the technology and engineering communities, as the date is represented by the first three digits of pi (π). The Greek letter “π” is the mathematical symbol that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. To celebrate Pi Day, we thought we’d put you to the test to see if you know at there is about Pi Day.

1. When was the first Pi Day celebrated?
a. March 14, 1988
b. March 14, 1998
c. March 14, 2008

2. When was pi first discovered?
a. 3000 years ago
b. 4,000 years ago
c. 5,000 years ago

3. Which mathematician is credited with being the first to accurately calculate the estimated value of pi?
a. Al-Kuwarizmi
b. Archimedes
c. Zu Chongzhi

4. How many digits does the current, most accurate value of pi contain?
a. 22.5 trillion digits
b. 31.4 trillion digits
c. 50 trillion digits

5. March 14 is the birthday of which famous scientist?
a. Albert Einstein
b. Stephen Hawking
c. Isaac Newton