Value Of Pi

Pi is defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter that is approximately equal to 3.14159. In a circle, if you divide the circumference (is the total distance around the circle) by the diameter, you will get exactly the same number. Whether the circle is big or small, the value of pi remains the same. The symbol of Pi is denoted by π and pronounced as “pie”. It is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet and used to represent a mathematical constant.

Value Of Pi

Pi is also known as an irrational number which means that the digits after decimal point never end being a non-terminating value. Therefore, 22/7 is used for everyday calculations. π is not equal to the ratio of any two number which makes it an irrational number.

How to calculate value of Pi?

\(\large \pi= \frac{circumference}{Diameter}\)

π = 3.14159

Let us understand the concept of Pi with the following a few examples.

Let’s have a look at the first 100 decimal places of Pi

3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 7067


Question – A boy walks around a circle which has a diameter of 100 m, how far the boy has walked?


Distance walked = Circumference

Circumference = π × 100m = 314.159 m

Therefore, circumference = 3.14m

Question – Calculate the circumference of the circle.

Value Of Pi


We know that the Circumference of a circle is the distance around a circle.

The Circumference formula is given by c = π x d.

Therefore, when substitute the value of d, we get;

C = π x 18

= 56.2

Learn more about the use of pie in different math formulas, such as in calculating the Area and Volume of different two or three-dimensional object, by visiting our site BYJU’S.

Practise This Question

Which is the equivalent fraction of 1218?