## • Pi-Archimedes is a simpler variation of the Cadae Verse. Named for the Greek mathematician Archimedes, (c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC) who defined Pi. In this verse, the first six digits of Pi are represented by 6 lines and word count per line. Pi = 3.14159 . . (My original source is lost to me and it was recently pointed out that I had incorrectly posted the sequential digits of Pi. I don’t know if this was my error or an error from the original source. I have corrected the 6 numbers and the word count for each line to the correct sequence.)

The Pi-Archimedes verse is:

○ a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.

○ measured by the number of words in each line 3-1-4-1-5-9 to match the numerical sequence of the first six digits of Pi.

○ unrhymed.

Pi by Judi Van Gorder

## Not my thing,

numbers.

Algebra is an enigma,

mud

that mucks up my brain.

“You use math every day”, they say, not I.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1003#pi

My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

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