U.S. Population Passes 100 Million Times Pi
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — The U.S. population Tuesday passed the nerdy milestone of 100 million times pi, or 314,159,265 residents, the Census Bureau reported.
“Shortly after 2:29 p.m. EDT today, the U.S. population clock will reach a milestone that is very meaningful to mathematical statisticians: It will show there are 314,159,265 residents, or pi (3.14159265) times 100 million,” the bureau said in a release.
Pi is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.
“This is a once in many generations event … so go out and celebrate this American pi,” Census Bureau Chief Demographer Howard Hogan said.
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