### Thursday, August 18, 2005

**Google’s googly?**

Just noticed this in a Wall Street Journal article on Google’s plans to raise cash by selling more shares:

“The number of shares Google plans to sell is 14,159,265. Those are the first eight digits that follow the decimal in the value of pi (3.14159265), which is a number that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It is a figure that Google's co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who were both raised by college professors and studied computer science, no doubt are familiar with. Asked about the figure, a company spokesman replied, "the document speaks for itself."

Mr Dan Brown , are you reading this?

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Even the IPO showed Google's play with figures. In an SEC filing the company said it sought to raise as much as $2,718,281,828. The number 2.718281828 is the constant e, which is related to natural logarithms and, like pi, a key concept in mathematics.

Fool on the hill, welcome to the next most important discovery of mankind after fire and the wheel — the Internet, and its offsrping, the blogosphere!

i am an engineer and i felt as greek as any arts student looking at this piece.

Here,i am going to buy a mathematics book,it has been a long time since i ha d done anything related to my engineering or mathematics or numbers.

Here,i am going to buy a mathematics book,it has been a long time since i ha d done anything related to my engineering or mathematics or numbers.

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