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Question from Aastha, a student:

from where has been tha value of "pi" derived? or what is the origin of "pi"


There are a number of places where you can read about pi and its history. I am going to list 3 of them for you.

The pi pages at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada

Histoty of pi in Wikipedia

and the place I almost always look first for mathematics history information, The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive University of St Andrews, Scotland. Their page is

A history of pi

I hope this helps,


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