Motor Daddy wrote:"Pi" is not a number. "Pi" is a symbol, or word, used to represent a number compared to 1, which is a ratio.

There's a symbol and there's a concept attached to that symbol. Symbols in general have a very high level of visibility because they tend come in the form of physical objects (such as written words.) The concepts that are attached to them, however, are less visible, and thus, kind of elusive (requiring a higher degree of intelligence.)

We have a "Pi", a sequence of letters "P" and "i", that is a symbol, and an attached concept expressed by the statement "the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter". When we say that "X" is something, we generally refer to the attached concept, not the symbol itself. When I speak of a cat, I do not speak of letter "c" followed by letter "a" followed by letter "t", I speak of the concept that is attached to it, which happens to be that of an animal.

"Pi" and "3.14" are literally two different symbols with the same exact meaning i.e. the same exact concept is attached to both. The sequence of characters "3", ".", "1" and "4" is not a number but a symbol representing a number. Exactly like how it is with "Pi".

The character "3" isn't a number either, it's a numeral and a digit.

What you don't seem to comprehend is that "pi" is not a "1" in the the x position relative to the point: X0.0.

If you think there is such a thing as "Pi.12" then you must think there is a thing such as 123.pi1212.. Right?

Do you think there is a "12pi31.21"??

The symbol "Pi" is not one of the Arabic numerals. Also, the number represented by "Pi" is not represented by any of the Arabic numerals. That's why the above expressions are invalid. It has nothing to do with whether or not "Pi" is a number. "Ten" is a number but there is no Arabic numeral "ten" and no Arabic digit representing number ten.

Are you really that stupid?

Quite the opposite, in fact.