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Spring-Ford Pi Day Winner Nails 246 Digits

RECITING PI? A PIECE OF CAKE! – Forty-eight Spring-Ford Area School District 5th and 6th graders competed Monday (March 13, 2017) to see who could memorize and then flawlessly recite Pi, the irrational and seemingly infinite number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Most of us learn Pi simply as 3.14 and then some, the “some” being a series of numbers way, way, way beyond the decimal point. World Pi Day is observed March 14; Spring-Ford teacher Holly P. Smith hosted the contest a day in advance. There were three top winners, above from left. Third place went to Zainab Hamid, who expressed Pi to 210 digits; second, to Hailey Duncan, 226 digits; and first place was captured by Arnav Pallem, 246 digits. Each of the three won a commemorative Pi Day pie cutter.

Photo from the Spring-Ford Area School District

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