There is a special number that always relates the circumference of a circle and its diameter. You estimated it when you measured the circles with string. The number is π (say “pi” with a long i).
- Fill in C (for circumference) and d (for diameter) in the following formula: ___= π•___
π is an irrational number. That means that its digits to the right of the decimal point never form a repeating pattern. We can use estimates of π when finding the circumference and area of a circle.
Two common estimates for π are 3.14 and 22/7. But neither is exactly π.
This is π with many digits. Notice how they do not form a repeating pattern. (How can you check?) There are infinitely many more digits of π.