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[Pi Day] 3.14159265358979323846264338327 95028841971693993751058209749445923078 1640628620899862803482534211…


Wikipedia [1]

Given the uptick in the financial markets [2] this week, the positive sign [3] that many seem to be taking from it, and the fact that it involves endless digits of circular numeric calculations, yesterday was Friday the 13th [4] (there are 4 in 2009), so we should:

Do The Math After all, its 3.14…

National Pi Day: Congress took time from it’s busy bailout schedule [5] designating today as National Pi Day [6].

Here is, quite appropriately, an attempt at a monetized version [7]. Some even argue that Pi is better than sex [8], but I suspect that is difficult to calculate. Wikipedia has an amazing presentation on Pi [9] for those who are curious. Here’s the million digit version [10].

Per Wikipedia
Ï€ is defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter
Ï€ can be also defined as the ratio of a circle’s area to the area of a square whose side is equal to the radius

In real estate economics (Matrix-wise), a Pi-type formula might be expressed as:

property value = ((consumer confidence + (1-their employment outlook/their employment outlook)) + (personal drive for home ownership x irrational behavior) + ((total distance from schools+ total distance from employment)/(White Castle projected visits/Whole Foods projected visits))/(mortgage rates x cash on hand x affordability ratios x size of down payment)/(mood of bank underwriter – name on stadium factor + amount borrowed from US Treasury))

In other words, its complicated.

Perhaps we can turn to Albert Einstein [11] because its his birthday today and simply use E = mc squared [12] and apply it to housing values to figure this all out.

Ok, back to reality.