## Answer: Pumpkin pi

It's October already and you know what that means: everything is pumpkin flavored. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin ale, pumpkin soup, pumpkin cheesecake, and most importantly... pumpkin puns.

### Explanation for the kids (and bad puns)

The Greek letter π (pi) is a constant value used in math. It represents the ratio of the distance around the outside of a circle (circumference) to the straight line distance from each side through the center (diameter). If you had strings the same length as a circle's diameter, this ratio would be the number of those strings you would need to wrap around the outside of the circle.

While the actual decimal value is a fraction over 3, that fraction goes on forever: 3.141592653589... Mathemeticians have calculated it to trillions of decimal places and still not found any end or pattern.

If you were to perform the same math on the size of a pumpkin, you would end up with a pumpkin based pi. Though the "pie" equivalent would probably taste much better.