The Pi Trivia Game

by Eve Andersson


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Finally this is your chance to pay tribute to the magnificent transcendental number that we have all grown to love! Here are 25 questions (given to you 5 at a time), picked randomly from my pi question database. Get ready for the thrill of your lifetime, the ultimate challenge, The Pi Trivia Game!

1. How does one convert pi in base 10 to base 2?

2. It has been proven impossible to "square the circle." What does it mean to square the circle?

3. For many years, it has been conjectured but unproven that pi is normal in base 10. What does normal mean?

4. Pi is transcendental. What does it mean for a number to be transcendental?

5. The physicist Willebrord Snellius (1580-1626) found polygons which better approximated the perimeter of circles than do inscribed and circumscribed polygons. Better perimeter approximations lead to more quickly converging pi approximations. What scientific discovery is Snellius best known for?