Xavier University’s Math Club and the Xavier Bookstore are sponsoring Pi(e) Day 2008 on March 14th at 3:14:16 pm (or approx. 3:15 pm) in the Clock Tower Lounge in Gallagher Student Center. Students will eat pie and compete to win a $25 XU Bookstore Gift Card by memorizing as many digits of Pi as they can. The student that memorizes the most digits is the champion. There's more: Math/Computer Science professors can compete for the title of Pie Master 2008. The professor that makes the best pie will be the winner. There will be a Pie Sale in Alter Hall in front of Kelly Auditorium. Prepare yourself for class with a fresh piece of Pie. Sponsored by Math Club and Co-Sponsored by XU Bookstore. This event is for students and staff only but media are welcome.
Pi is one of the most important mathematical constants, approximately equal to 3.14159. It represents the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter in Euclidian geometry, which is the same as the ratio of a circle’s area to the square of its radius. Many formulas in mathematics, engineering, and science include pi. It is an irrational number, which means that its decimal expansion never ends or repeats. Plainly put, the numbers after the decimal point go on forever. Stopped at 50 places, pi = 3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510.