For the next three hundred years, π would reign supreme in mathematics as perhaps the single most well known constant ever. However, for several years, Euler debated whether to use π to indicate the circumference of a circle divided by the diameter (a ratio of about 3.1415927…) or to indicate the circumference divided by the ratio (a ratio of 6.2831854…). His decision, ultimately, to go with the former may have complicated mathematics far more than he’d planned.

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