# 314 and The Pi Day of Our Lives

• 314 is a composite number.
• Prime factorization: 314 = 2 x 157
• The exponents in the prime factorization are 1 and 1. Adding one to each and multiplying we get (1 + 1)(1 + 1) = 2 x 2 = 4. Therefore 314 has exactly 4 factors.
• Factors of 314: 1, 2, 157, 314
• Factor pairs: 314 = 1 x 314 or 2 x 157
• 314 has no square factors that allow its square root to be simplified. √314 ≈ 17.720

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## 2 thoughts on “314 and The Pi Day of Our Lives”

1. Not in the UK. On that day here it will be 14.3.15, which is more logical, don’t you think?

2. Yes, it does make more sense, but for just this one day, it might be fun for the UK to adopt this less logical way to write the date. Here in the United States some people also remember 22 July or 22/7 as a pi day even though the date isn’t written in our usual order.

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