Pie for remembering Pi

Jack Okely and Jhanice Victuelles. Picture: Shawn Smits

It’s easy digging into a pie, but it’s no easy feat to remember the 232 decimal places of the mathematical circle formula called Pi.

Just ask Jack Okely.

The year 8 Kurunjang Secondary College student correctly recited 232 decimal places of the ‘irrational, non-terminating and non-repeating’ equation on International Pi Day last month, and was rewarded with a pie.

School teacher David Gorton said all students who recited Pi to at least 25 decimal places received a voucher to redeem their free pie … but there was fierce competition between two students for the perpetual trophy.

“Jack Okely recited a huge 232 decimal places of Pi from memory,” Mr Gorton said.

“Jhanice Victuelles recited 100 decimal places.”

Oh, and if you’re wondering what 232 decimal places from Pi looks like, it’s 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 37