Pi Bee Champion

Posted on: 15/03/2019

Redruth held their first Pi Bee competition on International Pi Day- Thursday 14 March.

Students had to memorise as much of pi as they could. Amazingly Y7 student Keira-Leigh was able to recall 114 decimal placers of pi. she was closely followed by fellow Y7 student Lily B who managed 101 decimal places. 

Here is what Keira-Leigh remembered: 

3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944 592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282

Also on Thursday, Google employee Emma Haruka Iwao, from Japan, calculated the value of the number pi to a new world record of 31.4 trillion digits using Google's Compute engine to help smash the previous record of around 22 trillion. It was the first time the company's cloud service had been used for a calculation of this scale - 31,415,926,535,897 digits. That will be a challenge to remember!

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