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House Bill No. 246, Indiana State Legislature, 1897

  • Will E. Edington
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Abstract

This paper has grown out of a number of requests for information over a number of years, by students and others, concerning some supposed action taken by the Indiana State Legislature with regard to fixing the value of pi, that is, the result of dividing the length of the circumference of a circle by the length of its diameter, at a certain value that was different from the true value. Of course the interest in and wonder at such an action lies in the presumption of a group of supposedly fairly well educated men to attempt to legislate upon something not in the realm of legislation.

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Constitutional Rule Mathematical Truth Linear Unit Marion County State Superintendent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Will E. Edington
    • 1
  1. 1.DePauw UniversityUSA

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