I dont know 'think it over' I would be bragging about 22/7.
You know the ancients were not dopes were they? and pi is fine but I would really impress if I could duplicate a cube.
To do that though you need the cube root of 2 or 1.25992 and without a calculator it's hard to do. Although the ancients did have computers so an exact answer was possible. But instead of 1.25992 I think 1.26 would be fine?.
If I were an ancient architect and wanted to be clever and double a cube with a base of 22/7 what would anyone think may happen.?
Yeah lets make 22/7 a real decimal number 3.142857 and call that the base of a cube. Say 3142.857 miles.
How would I do that? Double it? I would multiply by the cube root of 2?
Now 22/7 is an approximate for pi and if we multiply it by an approximate for the cube root of 2 ie 1.26 = 3.96.
This number 3960 miles is interesting because many people see it as the radius of the Earth.
Anyway just a thought. A sphere with a radius of pi in miles and doubled = a sphere with a radius of the Earth in miles.
Yeah the ancients knew pi and the rest.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 28-Dec-19 10:39 by molder.