I was standing on the corner of south 5800/east 2100 and the
2100made me think about pi.
21is a multiple of
7and the fraction
22/7is equivalent to
66/21which is equivalent to
6600/2100. I could smell pi because south 5800 was a bit north of south 6600.
The search for pi begins, but the roads are not grid-like (i.e. they curve). We headed south and at south 6100 east 2100 became east 2000. The winding roads made navigating the neighborhood difficult and encountering three street signs on one pole didn't help matters.
Our search for pi failed because our journey ended at south 6600/east 2000.
The following summarizes the street signs encountered on our search for pi.S Country Club Way 5800 E Apollo Ave 2100 S Country Club Way 6100 E Watson Dr 2000 E Goodman Dr 2100 S River Rd 6400 E Vaughn St 1600 E Vaughn St 2000 S Rockford Dr 6600
While I was taking a picture of the south 6600/east 2000 street signs, a boy who had just gotten off a school bus asked me what I was taking a picture of. I asked him what grade he was in and he said fourth. I asked him if he had ever heard of geometry and he replied in a somewhat affirmative way. I was getting ready to ask him if he had heard of pi when the students on the bus started yelling for him to go home. I looked at him and told him that he better go home. I snapped a picture of the school bus as it drove away to the south. I learned later that this was a "stranger danger" situation.
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 15 February 2006
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