So, people just realized the relation between the radius/diameter and the circumference of a circle?
It might just be me, but I was kinda taught that when we first learned about Pi.
The lines are being set by the diameter, not the radius, thus the ratio depicted here is not pi, but rather 2pi, because pi is a constant set with respect to the radius being 1.
The reason that this gif even works is because the radius is 1/2, which when multiplied by 2(pi) (or 180 degrees) it gives you pi.
Pi is a constant derived from the ratio of the distance half way around the circle, and the radius.
yes, this relationship is true, but it does not accurately represent pi.
I am a Math major, your 8th grade math doesn't cut it here.
holy **** ... the very first time i tried shrooms i tripped on this on the wikipedia page for probly 2 hours trying to figure out how and why that wheel went 3.14 EVERY time. now every time i see that i remember that fateful day
Put simply, pie is just the ratio of a circles diameter to its circumference.
If you don't remember the terms, diameter is distance across, circumference is distance around.