a decimal numeral in which, after a finite number of decimal places, all succeeding place values are 0, as ⅛ = 0.125 (contrasted with nonterminating decimal).
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Where Did The Word”Pi” Come From?
What is Pi Day? Pi Day is the March 14th holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi), written numerically as 3.141592+, and pronounced “pie.” And yes: lots of people mark the occasion by eating pie because of course they do. Where is the word pi from? Pi is the Latin name of the sixteenth Greek letter, π. (Mathematic notation borrows from a multitude of alphabets and typefaces) The first recorded use …
Origin of terminating decimal
First recorded in 1905–10
Also called finite decimal.
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