It’s encouraging that all of you (or at least some of you) remembered that it was the “Ides of March” on March 15th, but did anyone remember that March 14th was “PI Day”?

First of all, let me explain that “PI” (pronounced “pie,” as in apple pie) does not refer to “Personal Injury,” as in Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney, which by the way, is a good topic for you to know a lot about.

In fact, just as the Ides of March taught us the need for a good Criminal Defense Attorney, “Pi” Day should teach us the need for lawyers smart enough to know what “Pi” is, for example, a Los Angeles Jewish Attorney, who even knows mathematics! … or at least how to do “long division” in their head.

Of course, March 14 will always be “Pi” Day, since “Pi” starts with “3.14” … and March 14th is “3-14.”!

“Pi” (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  “Pi” is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same.  The diameter of a circle is the distance from edge to edge, measuring straight through the center.  The circumference of a circle is the distance around.

And by the way, this information can help you at carnivals, where prizes are offered if you can estimate the number of marbles or jelly beans in a jar.  With a knowledge of circumference, diameter, and volume, the sky is the limit!

HISTORY OF “PI

By measuring circular objects, it has always turned out that a circle is a little more than 3 times its width around.

In the Old Testament of the Bible (1 Kings 7:23), a circular pool is referred to as being 30 cubits around, and 10 cubits across.  (The Bible is valuable for a great many reasons, including the historical roots of modern-day legal analysis, pre-dating even the British Common Law, as well as the use of Case Law to apply Statutory Law.)

The mathematician Archimedes used polygons with many sides to approximate circles and determined that “Pi” was approximately 22/7 (twenty-two divided by seven).

The symbol (Greek letter “π”) was first used in 1706 by William Jones.

“PI” DAY DOES NOT REFER TO PERSONAL INJURY   (Continued)

A “p” was chosen for “perimeter” of circles, and the use of π became popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737.

In recent years, with the help of Super Computers,“Pi” has been calculated to over one trillion digits past its decimal point.  And as we all know, a “trillion” is a very large number, unless of course, we are talking about the United States Federal Deficit, which is approaching twenty trillion (20,000,000,000,000) dollars!

Of course, only thirty-nine (39) digits past the decimal point are needed in order to accurately calculate the spherical volume of our entire universe, but because of Pi’s infinite and pattern-less nature, it’s a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

So, now you know that a great deal of knowledge is interrelated, including mathematics, law, criminal defense, personal injury, “Pi,” history of the Roman empire, and the art of making every single Calendar SPECIAL, for one reason or another!

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