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DavidK wrote: Why his work and that of Professor Thom's is completely ignored is the biggest mystery to me. It is all in their books.

It has been and continues to be ignored by academics because it is wrong, period end of story.

Now I know you believe Jim proved the Ancient Egyptians used 256/81 as a value for pi. Not to be johnny rain cloud, but what Jim did, was define the 5 + 43/81 Seked written by the Ancient Egyptians as 5 + 1/2 + 1/54 + 1/81 palms and sadly does not prove pi but does prove a Seked having a run of 64 (8^2 palms) to a rise of 81 (9^2 palms) could have been employed, Unfortunately this does not prove the Ancient Egyptians use of pi in the form of 256/81 anymore than the 5 1/2 Seked with its 11/14 run-rise proves they used 22/7 as a value for pi.

280 / (81/64) = 221 19/81, written in unit fractions as (221 + 1/6 + 1/18 + 1/81) x 8 = (1769 + 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/8 + 1/648) Seked = 5 43/81 = 5 + 1/2 + 1/54 + 1/81 palms equals a run 64 rise 81. Cotangent 64/81 = 51º 41’ 12.87” angle.

BTW: you never demonstrated how the Ancient Egyptians would have written your proposed irrational value for pi the one being the square root of 3 1/8 x 256/81 = 800/81. Now if you wish to believe they used pi, by all means believe whatever you wish.

Jacob

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The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 2183 DavidK 11-Jan-18 10:02
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 248 molder 11-Jan-18 11:09
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 272 DavidK 11-Jan-18 12:03
Jim Wakefield's Egyptian Pi. 246 DavidK 01-Feb-18 23:58
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 92 DavidK 14-Nov-18 08:34
23040 61 DavidK 22-Nov-18 21:54
Re: 23040 57 molder 22-Nov-18 22:45
Re: 23040 59 Sirfiroth 23-Nov-18 00:38
Re: 23040 61 molder 23-Nov-18 02:43
Re: 23040 59 Sirfiroth 23-Nov-18 13:36
Re: 23040 83 Manu 23-Nov-18 18:46
Re: 23040 64 molder 23-Nov-18 22:44
Re: 23040 62 Manu 23-Nov-18 23:10
Re: 23040 44 DavidK 24-Nov-18 00:11
Re: 23040 62 molder 24-Nov-18 01:30
Re: 23040 58 molder 24-Nov-18 03:14
Re: 23040 68 Manu 24-Nov-18 04:47
Re: 23040 55 DavidK 24-Nov-18 10:02
Re: 23040 64 molder 24-Nov-18 11:04
Re: 23040 60 Manu 24-Nov-18 15:01
Re: 23040 56 Sirfiroth 24-Nov-18 17:16
Re: 23040 52 Manu 24-Nov-18 19:45
Re: 23040 56 DavidK 24-Nov-18 21:08
Re: 23040 57 Manu 24-Nov-18 22:13
Re: 23040 51 DavidK 25-Nov-18 23:36
Earth combined in sphere & octahedron 69 hendrik dirker 27-Nov-18 12:10
some thoughts 63 hendrik dirker 29-Nov-18 16:56
an anecdote 45 hendrik dirker 01-Dec-18 10:42
Re: Earth combined in sphere & octahedron 59 Sirfiroth 29-Nov-18 22:03
Re: Earth combined in sphere & octahedron 72 hendrik dirker 30-Nov-18 07:33
Re: More than one value for pi used 63 molder 24-Nov-18 23:37
Re: More than one value for pi used 59 Manu 25-Nov-18 18:56
Re: More than one value for pi used 68 DavidK 25-Nov-18 23:12
Re: More than one value for pi used 44 Manu 26-Nov-18 14:33
Re: More than one value for pi used 39 DavidK 27-Nov-18 10:08
Re: More than one value for pi used 52 Manu 27-Nov-18 11:15
Re: More than one value for pi used 45 molder 27-Nov-18 22:41
Re: More than one value for pi used 46 Manu 27-Nov-18 23:12
Re: More than one value for pi used 41 DavidK 27-Nov-18 23:35
Re: More than one value for pi used 46 Manu 27-Nov-18 23:50
Re: Holes in Grand Gallery ramps 50 M. J. Thomas 28-Nov-18 11:28
Re: Holes in Grand Gallery ramps 42 molder 01-Dec-18 12:55
Re: More than one value for pi used 44 molder 26-Nov-18 11:47
Re: More than one value for pi used 51 Manu 26-Nov-18 12:11
Earth depicted in the sky 99 hendrik dirker 24-Nov-18 17:28
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 50 molder 24-Nov-18 23:21
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 66 DavidK 25-Nov-18 08:35
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 21600 flagged 45 DavidK 26-Nov-18 11:31
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 21600 flagged 83 hendrik dirker 26-Nov-18 17:23
Re: Earth depicted in the sky 21600 flagged 40 DavidK 27-Nov-18 10:42
I dunno 44 hendrik dirker 29-Nov-18 16:22
Re: 23040 67 Sirfiroth 23-Nov-18 00:41
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 74 DavidK 23-Nov-18 09:53
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 48 Sirfiroth 26-Nov-18 14:06
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 45 DavidK 26-Nov-18 15:24
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 54 Sirfiroth 26-Nov-18 21:13
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 42 DavidK 27-Nov-18 09:16
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 47 Sirfiroth 28-Nov-18 01:10
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 47 DavidK 28-Nov-18 11:39
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 49 Manu 28-Nov-18 14:25
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 48 DavidK 28-Nov-18 16:14
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 49 Manu 28-Nov-18 17:20
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 43 Sirfiroth 30-Nov-18 00:52
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 41 Manu 30-Nov-18 02:12
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 43 Sirfiroth 28-Nov-18 17:04
Re: 23040 and writing real Pi 39 DavidK 28-Nov-18 20:02
Really loving Jim's 23040 and root 5 71 DavidK 23-Nov-18 16:29
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 244 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:43
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 196 DavidK 08-May-18 10:31
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 119 DavidK 12-Nov-18 17:14
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 60 DavidK 28-Nov-18 20:25
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 57 hendrik dirker 29-Nov-18 17:12
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 56 DavidK 30-Nov-18 15:28
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 50 Sirfiroth 30-Nov-18 16:52
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 48 molder 30-Nov-18 22:22
Re: The Work of Hugh Franklin at the GP and Stonehenge 55 DavidK 30-Nov-18 22:45
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge 68 hendrik dirker 01-Dec-18 08:13
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 54 DavidK 01-Dec-18 10:49
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 44 molder 01-Dec-18 12:28
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 51 Sirfiroth 01-Dec-18 14:25
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 55 rodz111 01-Dec-18 18:36
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 54 DavidK 01-Dec-18 20:53
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 46 Sirfiroth 02-Dec-18 20:09
Re: eclipse & Stonehenge and Pi 46 DavidK 02-Dec-18 22:55
Really that dense? 44 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-18 02:29
Re: Really that dense? 46 rodz111 03-Dec-18 03:40
Re: Really that dense? 50 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-18 14:37
Re: Really that dense? 41 rodz111 04-Dec-18 03:43
Re: Really that dense? 50 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 05:06
Re: Really that dense? 44 DavidK 04-Dec-18 10:13
Re: Really that dense? 40 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 15:01
Re: Really that dense? 36 DavidK 04-Dec-18 16:17
Re: Really that dense? 49 molder 04-Dec-18 10:27
Re: Really that dense? 43 DavidK 04-Dec-18 13:06
Re: Really that dense? 58 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 16:42
Re: Really that dense? 42 rodz111 04-Dec-18 21:38
Re: Really that dense? 44 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 23:38
Re: Really that dense? 51 DavidK 05-Dec-18 00:06
Re: Really that dense? 36 rodz111 05-Dec-18 16:32
Re: Really that dense? 35 rodz111 09-Dec-18 04:17
Re: Really that dense? 67 DavidK 03-Dec-18 09:19
Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 55 molder 05-Dec-18 21:40
Re: Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 57 DavidK 05-Dec-18 23:01
Re: Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 63 cloister 05-Dec-18 23:38
uhmm... every day? 47 hendrik dirker 06-Dec-18 06:42
Re: uhmmm... every day? 47 cloister 06-Dec-18 08:37
Re: uhmmm... every day? 53 hendrik dirker 06-Dec-18 09:06
Re: uhmmm... every day? 41 cloister 06-Dec-18 11:25
Re: Re:Egyptian value for pi in GP 51 DavidK 06-Dec-18 10:04
Quite Simply! 66 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 13:55
Re: Quite Simply! 61 DUNE 07-Dec-18 11:24
Great Assumption! 54 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-18 14:44
Re: Great Assumption! 51 DUNE 07-Dec-18 16:49
Re: Great Assumption! 52 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-18 17:52
Re: Great Assumption! 47 Thanos5150 08-Dec-18 02:28
Re: Great Assumption! 34 DUNE 08-Dec-18 09:05
Re: Great Assumption! 45 Thanos5150 08-Dec-18 15:57
Re: Great Assumption! 46 DUNE 08-Dec-18 17:51
Re: Quite Simply! 53 DavidK 07-Dec-18 14:57
Re: Quite Simply! 47 DavidK 07-Dec-18 20:27
Re: Quite Simply! 45 DUNE 07-Dec-18 22:26
Re: Quite Simply! 52 DavidK 07-Dec-18 22:37
a load of numbers under scrtutiny 81 hendrik dirker 12-Dec-18 13:30
Papyrus of Pffft.... 56 cloister 12-Dec-18 16:01
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 47 hendrik dirker 14-Dec-18 12:16
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 42 cloister 14-Dec-18 14:52
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 44 Dr. Troglodyte 14-Dec-18 15:30
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 42 hendrik dirker 15-Dec-18 06:50
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 61 DavidK 15-Dec-18 15:31
Re: Papyrus of Pffft.... 55 cloister 15-Dec-18 21:27
Re: Papyrus of Pffft or the pre-Columbian cultures 43 rodz111 15-Dec-18 08:54
Re: Papyrus of Pffft or the pre-Columbian cultures 42 molder 18-Dec-18 22:18
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 61 DavidK 12-Dec-18 20:16
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 57 DUNE 12-Dec-18 21:51
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 49 cloister 12-Dec-18 22:59
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 55 gjb 13-Dec-18 01:53
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 61 DavidK 13-Dec-18 10:35
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 39 cloister 13-Dec-18 12:22
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 41 DavidK 13-Dec-18 12:39
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 50 cloister 13-Dec-18 13:04
Re: a load of numbers under scrtutiny 53 gjb 13-Dec-18 12:54
440 & 280 62 hendrik dirker 13-Dec-18 06:51
Re: 440 & 280 42 hendrik dirker 21-Dec-18 11:51
Re:-Stop the World for a word... 50 rodz111 13-Dec-18 19:57
Re: Re:-Stop the World for a word... 54 hendrik dirker 14-Dec-18 06:04
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 60 molder 08-Dec-18 05:10
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 78 DavidK 08-Dec-18 09:15
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 64 DUNE 08-Dec-18 15:31
Re: Re:Babylonian value for pi in GP 79 DavidK 09-Dec-18 09:53


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