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Numeric Value Pi to Be Replaced?

Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 09:15 AM

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Mathematicians are arguing that pi, or numerical figure 3.14, referencing the circumference of a circle to its diameter, is mathematically inaccurate and should be replaced with alternate value “tau,” reports The Daily Mail.

Mathematicians assert that the 3.14159265 value is the wrong numerical value to be linked to the properties of a circle.

“For all these years, we have been looking at the wrong number when we have been looking at pi. Pi simply isn’t the most natural number that we should associate with a circle. The proper number is 2pi, or tau,” University of Leeds professor Kevin Houston told The Times.

Tau’s numeric value is 6.28, or double that of pi.

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