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U.S. population passes 100M times pi

Aug. 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. population Tuesday passed the nerdy milestone of 100 million times pi, or 314,159,265 residents, the Census Bureau reported.

"Shortly after 2:29 p.m. EDT today, the U.S. population clock will reach a milestone that is very meaningful to mathematical statisticians: It will show there are 314,159,265 residents, or pi (3.14159265) times 100 million," the bureau said in a release.

Pi is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

"This is a once in many generations event ... so go out and celebrate this American pi," Census Bureau Chief Demographer Howard Hogan said.

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