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Jason runs circles round the opposition on Pi Day

Published on 12/04/19

Jason recites mathematical number to nearly 200 places

Jason with maths teacher Mr Busby

Orchard School student Jason Noel has proved himself master of memory after reciting Pi to an impressive 189 decimal places.

Jason, Year 9, was the runaway winner in this year’s Pi Day competition. For his effort Jason has won a £5 gift voucher at Greggs where, of course, he can buy a ‘pie’!

Honorary mentions go out to Ian 100 places (top Year 7) and Mariam Ul Mahmood 35 places (Year 8).

Maths teacher Mr Douglas said: “Well done to all participants. All eyes will be on Jason for next year - can he break the 200 barrier?”

However he has some way to go to break the world record. Rajveer Meena, at VIT University, Vellore, India on 21 March 2015, was able to recite to 70,000 decimal places. Rajveer wore a blindfold throughout the duration of his recall, which took an astonishing 10 hours!

Pi, usually expressed as 3.14, is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter and, among other things, helps with calculations related to circles.

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the