A math riddle about the number pi is:

*Q: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?A: Moon pi.*

The joke has been cited in print since at least 2003.

“What do you get when you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?”/“Pumpkin pi” is another “pi(e)” joke.

Wikipedia: Pi

The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter “π” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes spelled out as

*“pi”*(/paɪ/).

Wikipedia: Moon pie

A

*moon pie*or

*MoonPie*is a confection, popular in parts of the United States, which consists of two round graham cracker cookies, with marshmallow filling in the center, dipped in a flavored coating. The snack is often associated with the cuisine of the American South where they are traditionally accompanied by an RC Cola. Today, MoonPies are made by the Chattanooga Bakery in Chattanooga, TN.

Google Answers

Subject: Re: For mathtalk-ga ONLY

From: ddelphi-ga on 13 Feb 2003 08:37 PST

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Q: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?

A: Moon pi.

15 March 2007,

*McClatchy- Tribune Business News*, “St. Paul Academy And Summit School / THEIR LOVE FOR PI IS IRRATIONAL, BUT REAL: At one St. Paul school, the never-ending math constant is a source of infinite fascination, so students and teachers aren’t shy about celebrating 3.141592653589?” by Doug Belden, pg. 1:

A pretty good pi joke: What do you get when you take a circle of green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter? Moon pi.

Helenatrandom

@Helenatrandom

Q: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?

A: Moon Pi. #pi

8:06 PM - 23 Jul 2009

Pat Sawyer

@healthyincome4u

What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter? Moon pi. LOL! http://bit.ly/8ImvEZ

2:45 PM - 7 Jan 2010

Google Groups: alt.astronomy

Pi Day

*Richard A.*

3/14/10

* Q: What do you get when you cut a jack o’lantern by its diameter?

* A: Pumpkin Pi!

* Q: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?

* A: Moon Pi.

*MoonPie*

April 29, 2012 ·

Another MoonPie joke: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?

Moon pi.

My Town Tutors

*Pi Day Jokes: 101 Pi Day Jokes for Math Teachers*

Posted on March 9, 2014

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14. What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?… Moon Pi.