I saw this car the other day and I couldn’t stop laughing. I’m not a huge math geek, but I know quite a few of them and I’m sure you’ll have a good laugh about this too. Mazda3 cars are cool and one of the coolest… well geekiest things I’ve seen a math person do is fearlessly stand up and proudly being reciting off the number Pi. I’ve seen quite a few of them go pretty far too.
Here is some Pi history if you’re a little foggy. (After all it’s been a little while since grade school!)
The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as “pi” (/paɪ/).…
Although ancient civilizations needed the value of π to be computed accurately for practical reasons, it was not calculated to more than seven digits, using geometrical techniques, in Chinese mathematics and to about five in Indian mathematics in the 5th century CE.
Wow, now that’s some geeky Math! I’m glad for pi and have used it many times to figure out diameters and circumferences while building, but I only went to 2 decimal points… After that point it’s “Hammer Time” to get it to fit together!