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Well, I'll back off now. I don't have a papyrus to point at and say 'See'. All I have is the pyramid to point at.

You don't need a papyrus. As Nefermaat had written in his tomb: "I have recorded the gods in writing which cannot be erased"
[the context of that quote is allegedly epigraphic, not mathematical or architectural, but by no means proven to be so]

(8/9 x 9)2 = 64 ~ (9/2)2 x π ~ 11/14 x 81



There is a very specific reason why the ancient teachers of Ahmes chose the 8/9 ratio as a short-cut to a circle surface. This did not come out of thin air. The solution is so elegant that we, equipped with calculator-disabled minds, have lost sight of it.

100-81= 19 = 9+10
81-64 = 17 = 8+9
64-49 = 15 = 7+8
49-36 = 13 = 6+7
36-25 = 11 = 5+6
25-16 = 9 = 4+5
16-9 = 7 = 3+4
9-4 = 5 = 2+3
4-1 = 3 = 1+2

What happens at 82? What empirical threshold is crossed?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 23-Jun-18 19:05 by Manu.

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Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 3068 Sirfiroth 06-Feb-18 03:26
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Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 349 drew 06-Feb-18 23:32
Re: Pi or no Pi ???????????????? 407 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Feb-18 14:44
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 324 molder 08-Feb-18 05:09
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 333 Sirfiroth 08-Feb-18 06:43
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 324 DavidK 08-Feb-18 10:48
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 323 molder 08-Feb-18 11:56
linking egyptian Pi to imperial Pi 269 DavidK 08-Feb-18 15:10
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 276 DavidK 08-Feb-18 13:58
cubit of 20.25? 237 DavidK 08-Feb-18 14:12
where does Fibonacci Pi come from? 264 DavidK 08-Feb-18 14:49
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Re: cubit of 20.25? 285 molder 09-Feb-18 03:58
Mod Note > Off-Topic Posts 309 Dr. Troglodyte 09-Feb-18 16:38
Re: cubit of 20.25? 435 Sirfiroth 09-Feb-18 21:02
Oh...what a shame... 318 drew 09-Feb-18 00:33
Re: Oh...what a shame... 315 Sirfiroth 09-Feb-18 04:47
Re: Oh...what a shame... 341 drew 09-Feb-18 06:02
Re: Oh...what a shame... 333 Sirfiroth 09-Feb-18 13:28
Re: Oh...what a shame... 321 DavidK 22-Jun-18 05:58
Re: Oh...what a shame... 263 drew 22-Jun-18 09:54
Re: Oh...what a shame... 327 Sirfiroth 22-Jun-18 13:32
Re: Oh...what a shame... 302 drew 22-Jun-18 22:27
Re: Oh...what a shame... 289 Sirfiroth 23-Jun-18 01:48
Re: well put 264 drew 23-Jun-18 08:08
To put it bluntly! 302 Sirfiroth 23-Jun-18 12:40
Re: well put 288 Manu 23-Jun-18 18:33
Re: extensions of numbers 238 drew 24-Jun-18 00:40
Re: extensions of numbers 296 Sirfiroth 24-Jun-18 04:50
Re: extensions of numbers 241 drew 24-Jun-18 08:36
Re: extensions of numbers 237 Sirfiroth 24-Jun-18 12:22
Re: extensions of numbers 246 drew 24-Jun-18 20:53
Re: extensions of numbers 246 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-18 16:06
Re: extensions of numbers 228 DavidK 25-Jun-18 16:13
Re: extensions of numbers 231 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-18 16:46
the primitive calculator 232 drew 25-Jun-18 23:23
Re: the primitive calculator 279 Sirfiroth 26-Jun-18 02:24
Re: the primitive calculator 213 drew 26-Jun-18 07:06
Mod Note > Duplicate Post Removed 242 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Jun-18 12:45
Newton's problem solved(the relation between the Roman foot and the Egyptian foot ) 259 rodz111 26-Jun-18 13:55
Re: Newton's problem solved(the relation between the Roman foot and the Egyptian foot ) 192 drew 27-Jun-18 05:18
Re: the primitive calculator 248 Sirfiroth 26-Jun-18 17:00
Re: the primitive calculator 247 drew 27-Jun-18 00:01
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Re: well put 232 cloister 24-Jun-18 18:14
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Re: well put 221 drew 27-Jun-18 05:11
Re: Oh...what a shame... 287 Sirfiroth 22-Jun-18 12:21
Re: Oh...what a shame... 310 molder 23-Jun-18 00:24
Re: Oh...what a shame... 296 DavidK 23-Jun-18 21:06
Re: Oh...what a shame... 247 DavidK 24-Jun-18 07:41
Understanding the differences! 240 Sirfiroth 24-Jun-18 12:50
No pie for jacob 291 DavidK 24-Jun-18 08:54
Re: No pie for jacob 240 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-18 16:44
Re: No pie for jacob 255 DavidK 25-Jun-18 20:21
Re: No pie for jacob 238 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-18 23:19
Re: 5 values for pi in GP here are 3 225 molder 26-Jun-18 00:51
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Re: what value for pi? 259 molder 26-Jun-18 21:30
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Re: 5 values for pi in GP here are 3 213 Sirfiroth 26-Jun-18 14:55
Re: 5 values for pi in GP here are 3 260 molder 26-Jun-18 21:18
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Re: Hard evidence for base 100 using egyptian maths 257 drew 27-Jun-18 06:16
Re: Hard evidence for base 100 using egyptian maths 235 DavidK 27-Jun-18 10:25
Re: Hard evidence for base 100 using egyptian maths 239 drew 27-Jun-18 21:18
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Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 219 rodz111 26-Jun-18 03:13
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 254 molder 26-Jun-18 03:19
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 242 rodz111 26-Jun-18 03:30
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You're as much as a complainer as anyone but you're not... 244 drew 29-Jun-18 01:24
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Re: You down and dirty so-n-so 208 DavidK 17-Jul-18 23:20
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Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 81 DavidK 29-Dec-19 09:32
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Pi vs Pudding 92 thinkitover 02-Jan-20 21:45
Re: Pi vs Pudding 72 spaceyhippie 03-Jan-20 00:06
Re: Pi vs Pudding 79 seasmith 03-Jan-20 00:24
Re: Pi vs Pudding 76 spaceyhippie 07-Jan-20 23:06
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Re: Pi vs Pudding 83 Sirfiroth 03-Jan-20 18:25
Re: Pi vs Pudding 74 spaceyhippie 04-Jan-20 00:02
LOL, now that was hilarious ! 74 Sirfiroth 04-Jan-20 05:51
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Re: LOL, now that was hilarious ! 75 spaceyhippie 04-Jan-20 23:39
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