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 Subject: For mathtalk-ga ONLY Category: Science > Math Asked by: hailstorm-ga List Price: \$10.00 Posted: 12 Feb 2003 13:54 PST Expires: 14 Mar 2003 13:54 PST Question ID: 160613
 ```Is the value of pi a constant? Or does it vary depending on what flavor the pi is, such as apple or cherry?```
 Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY Answered By: mathtalk-ga on 12 Feb 2003 19:27 PST Rated:
 ```Thanks, hailstorm-ga, for posting this very interesting question. Only your pISP knows for sure. Some providers serve dynamic pi. For a few dollars more you can have static pi, but grasping this is often painful during cold winter nights. But in answer to your question, yes, as the ancient Greeks tried to tell us: [pi a consonant] http://www.inthebeginning.org/ntgreek/lesson4/exercises.pdf Please don't rate this answer until I have clarified all the digits of pi. -- mathtalk``` Request for Answer Clarification by hailstorm-ga on 13 Feb 2003 02:07 PST `OK. Could you please supply the digits in base pi?` Request for Answer Clarification by hailstorm-ga on 13 Feb 2003 02:08 PST `By the way, doesn't "pi" consist of both a consonant and a vowel?` Clarification of Answer by mathtalk-ga on 13 Feb 2003 06:29 PST ```Hi, hailstorm-ga: According to my recipe the digits of pi consist of 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and sometimes 9. Adjust proportions to taste. [The White Knight's Song, Through the Looking Glass] http://www.lojban.org/wiki/index.php/White%20Knight's%20Song%20Gotcha With apologies to Lewis Carroll, the value of pi is a consonant. The name of the value of "pi" consists of a consonant and a vowel. If you are asking what the name of the value of "pi" was called, or the title thereof, please post this as a separate question as I'm churlish with "perls 'o wisdom". best wishes, mathtalk```
 hailstorm-ga rated this answer: `Please, no more pi, I'm stuffed!`

 Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 Feb 2003 14:15 PST
 ```While we await mathtalk's response, here's a little pi-in-the-face humor: Q: What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? A: Pumpkin pi.```
 Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY From: nauster-ga on 12 Feb 2003 14:23 PST
 ```pi-r-square? No, pi-r-round, cornbread-r-square.```
 Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY From: scriptor-ga on 12 Feb 2003 14:37 PST
 `Do we talk about an African or a European pi?`
 Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY From: hammer-ga on 12 Feb 2003 14:38 PST
 ```The value of pi increases in direct proportion to the length of time since you had any.```
 Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY From: knowledge_seeker-ga on 12 Feb 2003 15:42 PST
 ```There once was a man from down under Whose party was 10 folks in number But the pi that he ordered had only been quartered Since the pi girl geometrically blundered. http://answers.google.com/answers/main?cmd=threadview&id=147872 sorry. -K~```
 Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY From: omnivorous-ga on 12 Feb 2003 15:51 PST
 ```Hailstorm -- I think that it will depend on whether you need your private investigator in Tokyo, Hamburg or San Francisco: http://www.pimall.com/ Here's lookin' at ya kid. Sam Spade```
 Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY From: mathtalk-ga on 12 Feb 2003 19:28 PST
 ```To all who wrote pithy remarkth (you know who you are), thankth. -- mathtalk```
 Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY From: pinkfreud-ga on 12 Feb 2003 20:31 PST
 ```I can't resist throwing one more pi: Q: What is the ratio between the circumference and the diameter of a circle called in base 8? A. Octo pi. (Gonna quit now before I get pi-eyed.)```
 Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY From: ddelphi-ga on 13 Feb 2003 08:37 PST
 ```Oh...I just couldn't resist... In the Greek alphabet, pi is the sixteenth letter (and 16 is the square of 4). In the English alphabet, p is also the sixteenth letter, and i is the ninth letter (the square of 3). Add them up (16+9), and you get 25 (the square of five). Multiply them (16x9), and you get 144 (the square of 12). Divide 9 by 16, and you get .5625 (the square of .75). It's no wonder that they say, "Pi are squared!" And now for something completely different... Q: What do you get when you take a bovine and divide its circumference by its diameter? A: Cow pi. Q: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter? A: Moon pi. Q:What do you get when you take a native Alaskan and divide its circumference by its diameter? A: Eskimo pi. Q:What do you get when you take the sun and divide its circumference by its diameter? A: Pi in the sky. Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a bowl of ice cream by its diameter? A: Pi a'la mode. Now I'm all hungry. - ddelphi```