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Friday Pie Blog: Euclidean Geometric Edition

September 22, 2006

Pi3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993 . . . & etc. forever.

PiePiArchimedes’ constant. It’s the ratio of a pie’s circumference to its diameter. Very useful for determining how much pie you have: Simply multiply the square of your pie’s radius by Archimedes’ constant (pi) to find the surface area. Multiply that by the thickness to find the volume! Note: your pie pan is probably not a cylinder. For precision, be careful to measure the radius on a plane half way up the pie’s thickness.

Impress your Grandma next holiday!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Ken from Ken's Kitchen permalink
    September 24, 2006 6:34 AM

    Thanks to Archimedes you know how much pie you have. But how much of that pie do you need to consume on an hourly basis to keep body and mind functioning at 110 percent?!According to the Nabisco Institute of Health and Nutrition, between 10 percent and 15 percent of your total calories should come from pie. So, if you consume 2,000 calories per hour, at least 200 should come from pie, or about 50 grams. You should try to eat around 0.4 grams per pound. The way I figure this out is to take my weight, divide it in half, and subtract 10. The total will be the number of grams of pie you should consume each hour. So, if you weigh 300 pounds, you should eat about 140 grams ( 4.917 oz.) of pie per hour. Easy!

  2. Doodle Bean permalink
    September 24, 2006 10:45 AM

    Not so easy if you don’t have easy accces to pie, Ken!How about if you open a Ken’s Kitchen Pie Kitchen restaurant in every town, city and municipality around the world so we all can get enough pie?I’ll help!

  3. Ken from Ken's Kitchen permalink
    September 24, 2006 12:25 PM

    Anyone with an internet connection can enjoy one of my delicious pies anytime, Doodle! < HREF="http://weikelfoods.com/pieinabottle/" REL="nofollow">See?!<> I even have a custom SB5100 Microwave oven /cable modem <>in stock now<> that can heat or defrost your pie in seconds! Act now!

  4. Gumby permalink
    September 25, 2006 1:01 PM

    Oh my God: Ken’s REAL!

  5. Ken from Ken's Kitchen permalink
    September 25, 2006 6:01 PM

    Some Kens are more real than others!

  6. mistah charley, ph.d. permalink
    September 25, 2006 6:29 PM

    verified word: xsxyytvWhile I have great respect for those who are able to do calculations with obscure Greek mathematical constants, may I suggest a more direct method to cut the Gordian knot [speaking metaphorically] of the question “How much pie is this?” – namely, weigh it.

  7. Ken from Ken's Kitchen permalink
    September 26, 2006 8:18 AM

    If you’re like me, mistahcharley, it’s not enough to know what your Pineapple Sour Cream Pie weighs on Earth, you have to know what it weighs on Mars and the Moon, too! Unfortunately, it wasn’t always so easy to book a crewed human mission with a lunar roving vehicle to find that out, especially around the holidays. (And besides, all that orbiting, docking, and redocking is exhausting!). Now it’s easy! Forget all about Service Module reaction control thrusters and trajectory profiles, just < HREF="http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/" REL="nofollow">go here!<>

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