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Why does Pi survive exactly 227 days in Life of Pi?    

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Posted December 26, 2012 at 3:49 PM via web

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Why does Pi survive exactly 227 days in Life of Pi?

 

 

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t-rashmi | College Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted September 5, 2013 at 4:26 AM (Answer #2)

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The number 227 has great importance in the novel "Life of Pi". This number, 227, is a number which represents the name of the novel itself as 22/7 is widely used as an approximation of Pi, the irrational number which is the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter. Piscine also writes a large number of digits of Pi to stop people from teasing him due to his current name. The fact that he survived for 227 days in the sea shows that there was always some type of connection between him and the number Pi. It was this Pi that saved his reputation in school and later it was after 227 days (representing 22/7 which is close to Pi), that he was saved.  

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Ada Sison | TA , Grade 10 | Honors

Posted July 1, 2014 at 3:41 AM (Answer #3)

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Pi is Piscine's nickname. It is also an irrational number in math that is mostly used to find the circumference of a circle in relation to its diameter. Pi ( as an irrational number ) approximated as 3.14 or 22/7. The number of days Pi is on the lifeboat is correlated to 227.

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