Pi Day Quiz

Pi Day Quiz

Q.1 Why is 14th March celebrated as "Pi Day" ?
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Q.2 This day is also birthday of a great scientist. He was a clerk in a patent office early in his career :)
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Q.3 14th Mar is also birthday of a famous Bollywood star. Name him.
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Q.4 The Pi symbol comes from which language


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Q.5 Which ancient structure has the ratio of double the Pi between the perimeter of its base and its height?
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Q.6 Pi Day is traditionally celebrated on March 14 at 1.59 pm, a date and time that gives the first six digits of the number pi (3.14159) in the US date format. But this year many have opted for 9.27am. Why so?
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Q.7 He is often credited to be the first one for calculating the value of Pi. He devised a polygonal algorithm to find the value of Pi. This mechanism computed the upper and lower bounds of Pi by drawing hexagons inside and outside of a circle. Using this he proved that 223/71 < Pi < 22/7 and this upper bound of 22/7 might be the reason for the popular approximation of Pi as 22/7 come to practice.
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Q.8 For centuries people tried to "square the circle". What were they trying to do? Doing so many turned mad and the disease was called "Morbus Cyclometricus".
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Q.9 Among the digits of pi, the occurrence of each of the digits 0-9 are almost same. However, in the first 30 places of pis decimal expansion, which digit is completely missing?
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Q.10 Pi is known by all the following names but for one. Which one?
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Q.11 Indian astronomer Aryabhatt was the inventor of zero and computed Pi as 3.1416 in his book that he wrote at age of 23. What is the name of the book?
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Q.12 MIT has been communicating the application decision to the prospective students on Pi Day and from 2012 it has announced to post such decisions on Pi Day exactly at 6:28 PM. What the significance of the time?
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Q.13 What is a Piem?
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Q.14 Which fictional character asks an evil cyborg/computer to calculate the last digit of Pi and foils its murderous plan?
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