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Cayman Prep students have infinite reasons to celebrate Pi day

Cayman Prep high schooers satisfied their hunger for knowledge, with a “pi” eating contest.

To mathematicians, pi is much more than a delicious dessert, it’s the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.

All last week and Monday (14 March), Cayman Prep’s maths department has been using the occasion of March 14th, pi day, to get students excited about this unique and infinite number, and mathematics in general.

The “pi” eating contest proved to be a fantastic recipe for a bit of messy fun, as whipped cream seemed to completely cover the contestants faces, hair, and clothes.

“I started two years ago, and I’ve just been keeping up practicing ever since. It was quite a lot of work. It goes on forever and never repeats itself and it’s sort of hard to visualise because the human brain doesn’t like things that never have an end,” said Jordan Butler, who recited pi to the 155th decimal place, earning her bragging rights as Cayman Prep’s pi day champion.

While reciting 155 places of pi is an impressive feat, but computers have calculated pi to well beyond one trillion places beyond the decimal point.

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