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Pi = 3.2


On February 8, 1897, the Indiana House of Representatives, by a vote of 67-0, passed a bill declaring the value of pi to be 3.2. The bill did not pass the Indiana Senate. The Senators did not understand that the bill was incorrect, but they did understand that the subject was not appropriate for legislation. May modern legislatures display the wisdom of the Indiana Senate.


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