I recently began taking calculus and it has come to alter the way I look at circles, and curves. The equation of a circle is $\pi r^2$, traditionally in school we have always left the answer in terms of pi (i.e.) if the radius $r=2$ then the area $A = 4\pi$.
If one were to attempt to write the area of a circle in decimal form (i.e.) if the radius=2 then the area $A = 4\pi$, but $\pi$ doesn't have an end, it has (per what I have learned in school) an infinite number of decimal places so it is $3.14159\ldots$ therefore if one multiplied $4\cdot 3.14159\ldots$ one would have to approximate ones answer.
Does that mean that it is impossible to calculate the exact (without approximation) area of a circle?
Thanks for any responses,