Archive
2015
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
2014
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Mar. 12, 2015

Quiz: Pi Versus Pie

by Brandon Echter

Click to enlarge images
Happy Pi Day! Every March 14th, enthusiasts from around the world celebrate the (arguably) most famous number in mathematics with events, apparel, social media love, and a certain crusty dessert by a similar name. 

While pi and pie sound alike, that’s not the only thing that connects them. Both have a long, storied history involving prominent characters and even an appearance or two in politics. With that in mind, we present this quiz as an homage to the number, and the pastry. Can you pick them apart? 
 
Take the Quiz:

Our sources:
Related Science Friday Links
About Brandon Echter

Brandon is Science Friday's community manager and all-around nerdy nerd. He's a big fan of science fiction, sloths, and the great state of New Jersey. Follow him @bechter

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.

Science Friday® is produced by the Science Friday Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Science Friday® and SciFri® are registered service marks of Science Friday, Inc. Site design by Pentagram; engineering by Mediapolis.

 

topics