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# The Hunt For the Great

# PI

You are about to embark on a great and
wonderful journey on the discovery of PI. This will take you from the
beginning of the discovery to the current location of PI.

## *Warning*: Be
careful on your steps you take and learn PI as far as you can.

Any broken Links?
E-Mail Mr. Gensburg to let him know

1. Click on *Pi Story*:

http://oldweb.cecm.sfu.ca/projects/ISC/Pihistory.html

### 1. Who was closer to the true calculation of PI, the Babylonians or
Egyptians?

2. Click Back. Click on *Pi
People* from the Home Page:

http://oldweb.cecm.sfu.ca/projects/ISC/people.html

### 2. Who has the record of reciting the most numbers of PI By
memory? How many Digits did he recite and how long did it take him?

3.
*π Link*: Click the
π symbol.

http://www.pithemovie.com/pi.html

### 3. What number is Pi in the Greek Alphabet?

### 4. When is the first time that the sequence “123456789” appears in
Pi?

###
5. What
day in the year is PI Day?

### 6. What is the nearest decimal place number, declared as the new World Record,
is Pi being taken to?

### 7. How many Digits of Pi are on the Egg?

### 8. Is your Birthday in PI? If so, what did you use as your birthday numbers
and when does it start in PI?

### 9. How many digits of pi can you get? No Cheating!!!

## Research Questions:

Use the above links or any other website to answer the following questions.
Be sure to document your websites used for each question.

###

### R1. What is the 314 Digit of PI?

### R2. What is the Formula, using Pi, for the Circumference and Area of a circle
and for the Volume of a Cylinder?

### R3. Who Calculated the earth’s circumference within 200 miles of the actual
measure?

### R4. How many Digits of Pi were engraved on one mans epitaph?

### R5. What famous document recorded in the second century B.C. by
the scribe, Ahmes was found in a Thebes ruin?

### R6. Where is the Famous Document from
question R5 now located and in what year did it get to that location?

### R7. What did the Egyptians calculate
Pi to be?

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