## What is the value of pi according to the Bible?

In the News story about scientists’ response to creationists, the scientists “comment that the Bible says that π is 3, not 3.14” (Nature 398, 453; 1999). The biblical verse quoted (1 Kings 7:23) reads in part: “⃛measuring 10 cubits from rim to rim⃛ It took a line of of 30 cubits to measure around it”.

**What was wrong with Indiana House Bill #246?**

The bill House Bill No. 246, Indiana State Legislature, 1897, reportedly set the value of pi to an incorrect rational approximation.

### Which US state which tried to legislate a value for pi?

Indiana’s

On Feb. 6, 1897, Indiana’s state representatives voted to declare 3.2 the legal value of pi. The bill wasn’t actually about legislating a rounded value of pi; it was even more ambitious than that. Bill 246 was a bold attempt to attack an ancient mathematical conundrum with the modern blunt force of legislative fiat.

**Who came up with number pi?**

Archimedes of Syracuse

The first calculation of π was done by Archimedes of Syracuse (287–212 BC), one of the greatest mathematicians of the ancient world.

#### Can you square the circle?

That no matter what construction you do with a straight edge and compass, no matter how complicated it is, you will never be able to square the circle. You will never be able to find a square with the same area as the circle.

**Is pi a real numbers?**

Pi is a number that relates a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is an irrational number, which means that it is a real number that cannot be expressed by a simple fraction. That’s because pi is what mathematicians call an “infinite decimal” — after the decimal point, the digits go on forever and ever.

## What angle is pi over 6?

So, π6 measures 30˚.

**What is Indiana’s claim to fame concerning pi?**

The Indiana Pi Bill is the popular name for bill #246 of the 1897 sitting of the Indiana General Assembly, one of the most notorious attempts to establish mathematical truth by legislative fiat.