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Posted: Monday, Mar 18th, 2013

Students who memorized at least 100 digits in the ‘Pi competition’ held at TCMS: Pictured left to right: Daniel Davis, Austin Hoch, Zach Shumaker, Seth Murray, Micah Harrison and Taylor Smith. Absent from the photo, Tim Thompson.

RAFTON- Taylor County Middle School eighth grade students participated in a mathematical ‘Pi competition’ this week.

That would be Pi, not pie, to clarify. The number “Pi,” according to Wikipedia’s online dictionary, is a “mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and is approximately equal to 3.14 … it is an irrational number, which means that it can not be expressed exactly as a ratio of two integers.”

One middle school student, Zach Shumaker was able to memorize 366 consecutive numbers to win the new school record.

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