Why we don’t ACTUALLY know the exact number for Pi

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High school maths would be incomplete with hitting the π symbol adn

This episode looks at some of the mysteries of the number pi – approximated as 22 divided by 7 (22/7 or 22 July is celebrated as Pi Approximation Day), or roughly 3.14. What is pi, what makes it so special, and why does it turn up in some unexpected places?

Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.

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