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Pi Day!

Pie was given out on the 3rd floor of the UW Math and Computer building on March 14, 3/14, the 3.14159... or otherwise known as Pi Day. A Pie eating contest was held and a Pi recitation contest began. This all took place in and around the MC comfy lounge. Right, Veronica Lee recites Pi to the nearest 3.14159..., while below students fest on free Pie. This self regulated recital contest, self regulated because who else would do the checking, has had a student in the past, recite Pi to over 1,000 decimal places.

Anna Beard, of University of Waterloo said 1,200 pieces of pie were served, a more approximate was provided totalling 1256 by a student. This was the Math Student Society of the University of Waterloo afterallt. The longest Pi recitation in 2017 was more than 500 digits, although no exact numbers were provided. 18 people participated in the pie-eating contest, and 17 in recital, the name of the student who could recite the longest pi, was not released.



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