Pi Day 2012: First Dairy Queen Store in Joliet, Illinois

MathBabbler visited the location of the first Dairy Queen store on Pi Day 2012. The building, which was erected in 1895, is located at 501 N. Chicago St. in downtown, Joliet, Illinois.

Note: MathBabbler's original Pi Day 2012 plan was to do something with respect to calculating the volume of a cone (as in ice cream cone), but he changed his mind. MathBabbler plan as of 19 March 2012 is to do an ice cream cone related bit on Factorial Two Pi Day 2012 (i.e. 28 March 2012).

  1. The first DQ was opened on 22 June 1940 (6/22). MathBabbler visited the location on 14 March 2012 (3/14). No or Yes: The first DQ would have opened on Two Pi Day 1940 if had opened six days later on 28 June 1940.

  2. 22 ÷ 7 = _______ when rounded to the nearest hundredth.

  3. Many parts of the world use DD/MM formatted dates and they consider July 22nd a Pi Day. No or Yes: If the first DQ had opened on the July 22nd instead of the June 22nd, then it would have opened on the DD/MM Pi Day.

  4. The first DQ was located at N. 501 Chicago St. in Joliet, Illinois. The number 501 is a composite number. List the prime factorization for the number 501.

  5. Pi Day 1940 occurred on the 74th day of 1940. The first DQ opened on the 174th day of 1940. 1940 and 2012 were both leap years. No or Yes: Pi Day 2012 occurred on the 74th day of 2012.

  6. Pi Day 2012 was _______ years after Pi Day 1940.

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 18 March 2012

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