## Happy Pi Day! Time for the Annual Pi Quiz!

Highlight after the statement to find out if it's true or false.

Pi is the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet. True; it is also the 16th letter of the Geek alphabet.

If you were to type one billion decimals of pi, they would stretch from New York City to the middle of Kansas. True.

The zip code in Savannah Georgia is 31415. True.

The first zero in the decimal expansion of pi does not occur until the 99th digit. False: it occurs in the 32nd place after the decimal.

In Ancient Greece, the symbol for pi denoted the number 80. True.

At the 763rd digit, there is a string of six nines in a row. True; this is known as the Feynman Point..

The first 100 digits of pi were first calculated in 1823. False: they were first calculated by 1701.

If Pi is written in base 20, then the digits form a repeating pattern 1139 digits long. False: if they did, then pi would be a rational number; pi is irrational.

After saying (correctly) that pi / 2 is the value of x between 1 and 2 for which cos x vanishes, Edmund Landau was dismissed from his position in 1934 for teaching in an 'un-German' style. True.

Pi is not a root of any nonzero polynomial with real coefficients. False: it is a root of the polynomial x - pi. It is not a root of any nonzero polynomial with integer coefficients, which means that it is a transcendental number.

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