Posted on March 14, 2014
And that asking the RIGHT questions is even more important?
“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the answer, I would spend the first 55 minutes figuring out the proper questions to ask. For if I knew the proper questions, I could solve the problem in less than 5 minutes.”
Do you know who said that?
It was Albert Einstein, who has been called the “Quintessential Question Asker.
Why is today, of all days, Ask a Question Day?
In order to honor Einstein – it's his birthday!
Einstein also said: “Question everything!”
And “The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
The people promoting International Ask a Question Day remind us that “Great answers begin with great questions.”
Did you know that today is also Pi Day?
And do you know why?
Pi is the ratio of the distance around a circle to the distance across it. To figure out pi, you divide the circumference of a circle (that's the distance around it) by the diameter of the same circle (that's the distance across it).
A really large circle has a large circumference and a large diameter; a really small circle has a small circumference and a small diameter. But you know what? In both cases, dividing the circumference by the diameter results in the same number.
The exact same number.
No matter how enormous or miniscule a circle is, that division problem results in a number that starts:
and then goes on and on, apparently forever, in a non-repeating decimal.
To make it easier on ourselves, we often round this unwritable number as 3.14. And to make it EVEN easier, we just call it “pi.”
Today is Pi Day in the U.S. because it is 3-14 (March 14), which looks an awful lot like 3.14!
How do people celebrate Pi Day?
By eating pie, of course!
Some people wear pi t-shirts, attend pi parties at universities or science museums, or even write songs about pi!
Google gets it, and so do the people at Wiki How.
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