Happy Pi Day Zeople!
Some cool links to celebrate this most mathematical of holidays! (Coincidentally (or not!) it’s also Albert Einstein’s birthday)
‘Pi’ is out of date? http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-pi-day-tau-20140314,0,7126191.story
A cool historical story: https://www.math.washington.edu/~greenber/PiPyr.html
You can find the odds of rolling any number with two dice by subtracting the number from 7, ignoring the sign, and subtracting the result from 6. The remainder is the number of chances out of 36 that the number will appear.
For example, there are (6 – (7 – 5)) = 4 chances in 36, or 1 chance in 9, that you’ll roll a 5.
Light travels 186,000 miles per second. The average diameter of Earth’s orbit is 186 million miles.
So, on average, sunlight reaches us in a neat 500 seconds.
“Medicine makes people ill, mathematics makes them sad, and theology makes them sinful.” — Martin Luther