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Hi Jim,
I am currently setting up a woodworking shop and I don't have a great deal of time to devote to these message boards so I will be brief.
I am currently working on a paper that will clarify my position on these matters. Titled: "Architectural Details of Great Pyramid Confirm the Exact length of Petrie's Original Cubit", and hope to publish sometime in March of this year. Establishing the exact length of the Royal Egyptian Cubit as measured in inches with supporting Ancient Egyptian recovered artifacts and archaeological evidence. For me it put G1 in proper mathematical perspective and provided answers for most of the questions regarding the intent of the Ancient Egyptians in designing G1, G2 and G3. It demonstrates their degree of proficiency in mathematics and construction and demonstrates what the Ancient Egyptians were able to achieve using a binary system of multiplication and division cubits, fractions, unit fractions and seked all supported by existing (but long ignored by both mainstream and alternative researchers) physical evidence. Somethings we may have missed mathematically include: In their world all quantities were defined as unity, 1 or 440/440, 64/64, 28/28, 7/7 etc, or simply n/n: All unity units were multiplied or divided by Egyptian multiplication an inverse operation to the Egyptian division operation, and the inverse. The binary addition series known as the Eye of Horus based on the powers of two: (1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64) equaling 63/64 in which 1/64 in the Old Kingdom was purposely discarded to create an infinite series using rational numbers. As with the inter-related ratios for the seked of G1,2 and 3 also find many n/n-1 or 16/15, 22/21, 56/55, 176/175, 441/440 as numbers between the exterior cubits and the seked ratios of the pyramids.

G2, derived from the 3,4,5 triangle considered less important than G1 also has a message describing the anatomy of the cubits various subdivisions and known Ancient Egyptian units of measure.

Note in the above drawing find: the digit, 1/28 line ac divided into 16 and 12 segments: the Little Shat or Small Span of 12 digits, 3 palms from the sides of the square, 3 palms: and the Djeser (foot) 16 digits, 4 palms: The Remen of 20 digits, 5 palms: the Area of the square is (12/7)^2 = 144/49 which is also equal to the length of one palm 144/49 x 7 gives a cubit of 20 4/7 inches and confirms Stephens 20 4/7 inch cubit. Now could this confirm Stephens favorite 20 4/7 inch cubit? I don't know, but I can tell you 1/10 this cubit equals 2 2/35 cubit x 7 equals 14 2/5 palms the seked of the descending passageway in G2. Which is also the same method used in finding the gradients of the Ascending Passageway and Grand Gallery seked.

Hendrick quoted from 'The Riddle of the Pyramids' by Dr. Kurt Mendelssohn's: "A scientific theory has to be judged by its credibility, which depends on the supporting evidence. Its value increases with the volume of such evidence…” This is something I consider to be an absolute requirement in any research.

Once understood it is a given the Ancient Egyptians, mathematically speaking, were masters at making the complicated simple.

Regards,
Jacob

It has long been known that "Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity" ~ Thor Heyerdahl

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Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 3194 Sirfiroth 06-Feb-18 03:26
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 548 drew 06-Feb-18 04:18
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 510 Sirfiroth 06-Feb-18 17:37
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 414 drew 06-Feb-18 23:32
Re: Pi or no Pi ???????????????? 475 Dr. Troglodyte 07-Feb-18 14:44
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 398 molder 08-Feb-18 05:09
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 398 Sirfiroth 08-Feb-18 06:43
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 399 DavidK 08-Feb-18 10:48
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 398 molder 08-Feb-18 11:56
linking egyptian Pi to imperial Pi 336 DavidK 08-Feb-18 15:10
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 338 DavidK 08-Feb-18 13:58
cubit of 20.25? 305 DavidK 08-Feb-18 14:12
where does Fibonacci Pi come from? 338 DavidK 08-Feb-18 14:49
Re: cubit of 20.25? 396 Sirfiroth 08-Feb-18 15:08
Re: cubit of 20.25? 354 DavidK 08-Feb-18 15:15
Re: cubit of 20.25? 355 molder 09-Feb-18 03:58
Mod Note > Off-Topic Posts 374 Dr. Troglodyte 09-Feb-18 16:38
Re: cubit of 20.25? 517 Sirfiroth 09-Feb-18 21:02
Oh...what a shame... 386 drew 09-Feb-18 00:33
Re: Oh...what a shame... 387 Sirfiroth 09-Feb-18 04:47
Re: Oh...what a shame... 407 drew 09-Feb-18 06:02
Re: Oh...what a shame... 410 Sirfiroth 09-Feb-18 13:28
Re: Oh...what a shame... 395 DavidK 22-Jun-18 05:58
Re: Oh...what a shame... 332 drew 22-Jun-18 09:54
Re: Oh...what a shame... 411 Sirfiroth 22-Jun-18 13:32
Re: Oh...what a shame... 488 drew 22-Jun-18 22:27
Re: Oh...what a shame... 360 Sirfiroth 23-Jun-18 01:48
Re: well put 332 drew 23-Jun-18 08:08
To put it bluntly! 373 Sirfiroth 23-Jun-18 12:40
Re: well put 352 Manu 23-Jun-18 18:33
Re: extensions of numbers 307 drew 24-Jun-18 00:40
Re: extensions of numbers 363 Sirfiroth 24-Jun-18 04:50
Re: extensions of numbers 318 drew 24-Jun-18 08:36
Re: extensions of numbers 309 Sirfiroth 24-Jun-18 12:22
Re: extensions of numbers 312 drew 24-Jun-18 20:53
Re: extensions of numbers 312 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-18 16:06
Re: extensions of numbers 289 DavidK 25-Jun-18 16:13
Re: extensions of numbers 296 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-18 16:46
the primitive calculator 293 drew 25-Jun-18 23:23
Re: the primitive calculator 349 Sirfiroth 26-Jun-18 02:24
Re: the primitive calculator 280 drew 26-Jun-18 07:06
Mod Note > Duplicate Post Removed 346 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Jun-18 12:45
Newton's problem solved(the relation between the Roman foot and the Egyptian foot ) 348 rodz111 26-Jun-18 13:55
Re: Newton's problem solved(the relation between the Roman foot and the Egyptian foot ) 248 drew 27-Jun-18 05:18
Re: the primitive calculator 322 Sirfiroth 26-Jun-18 17:00
Re: the primitive calculator 313 drew 27-Jun-18 00:01
Re: the primitive calculator 309 Sirfiroth 27-Jun-18 00:18
Re: the primitive calculator 283 drew 27-Jun-18 01:56
Re: well put 271 cloister 24-Jun-18 09:43
Re: well put 312 Manu 24-Jun-18 12:59
Re: well put 297 cloister 24-Jun-18 18:14
Re: well put 356 cloister 29-Jun-18 08:48
Re: well put 286 drew 27-Jun-18 05:11
Re: Oh...what a shame... 352 Sirfiroth 22-Jun-18 12:21
Re: Oh...what a shame... 381 molder 23-Jun-18 00:24
Re: Oh...what a shame... 362 DavidK 23-Jun-18 21:06
Re: Oh...what a shame... 320 DavidK 24-Jun-18 07:41
Understanding the differences! 319 Sirfiroth 24-Jun-18 12:50
No pie for jacob 358 DavidK 24-Jun-18 08:54
Re: No pie for jacob 297 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-18 16:44
Re: No pie for jacob 323 DavidK 25-Jun-18 20:21
Re: No pie for jacob 327 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-18 23:19
Re: 5 values for pi in GP here are 3 284 molder 26-Jun-18 00:51
Re: what value for pi? 287 drew 26-Jun-18 14:11
Re: what value for pi? 331 molder 26-Jun-18 21:30
Re: what value for pi? 285 drew 26-Jun-18 23:42
Re: 5 values for pi in GP here are 3 274 Sirfiroth 26-Jun-18 14:55
Re: 5 values for pi in GP here are 3 328 molder 26-Jun-18 21:18
Re: No pie for jacob 325 DavidK 26-Jun-18 10:34
Re: No pie for jacob 284 Sirfiroth 26-Jun-18 15:02
Re: No pie for jacob 284 DavidK 26-Jun-18 16:46
Re: No pie for jacob 292 Sirfiroth 26-Jun-18 17:12
Re: No pie for jacob 319 DavidK 26-Jun-18 18:58
Re: No pie for jacob 331 Sirfiroth 26-Jun-18 22:59
Re: No pie for jacob 280 DUNE 26-Jun-18 19:52
Re: No pie for jacob 284 DavidK 26-Jun-18 21:18
Re: No pie for jacob 285 Sirfiroth 26-Jun-18 23:10
Hard evidence for base 100 using egyptian maths 296 DavidK 27-Jun-18 05:37
Re: Hard evidence for base 100 using egyptian maths 322 drew 27-Jun-18 06:16
Re: Hard evidence for base 100 using egyptian maths 295 DavidK 27-Jun-18 10:25
Re: Hard evidence for base 100 using egyptian maths 309 drew 27-Jun-18 21:18
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 351 rodz111 25-Jun-18 17:48
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 326 Sirfiroth 25-Jun-18 19:54
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 295 rodz111 26-Jun-18 03:13
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 317 molder 26-Jun-18 03:19
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 313 rodz111 26-Jun-18 03:30
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 308 molder 26-Jun-18 21:52
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 360 rodz111 28-Jun-18 07:44
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 305 drew 28-Jun-18 09:56
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 336 rodz111 28-Jun-18 11:09
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 323 drew 28-Jun-18 17:13
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 339 DavidK 28-Jun-18 20:00
Tripping over museum rods 336 drew 28-Jun-18 23:52
Museum rods 302 drew 29-Jun-18 00:20
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 326 rodz111 29-Jun-18 00:37
You're as much as a complainer as anyone but you're not... 317 drew 29-Jun-18 01:24
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 387 rodz111 30-Jun-18 01:21
You down and dirty so-n-so 322 drew 27-Jun-18 05:29
Re: You down and dirty so-n-so 270 Sirfiroth 27-Jun-18 08:17
Re: You down and dirty so-n-so 264 drew 27-Jun-18 09:49
Re: You down and dirty so-n-so 400 Sirfiroth 27-Jun-18 17:12
The math or the pyramid? 338 drew 27-Jun-18 20:46
Re: You down and dirty so-n-so 256 DavidK 17-Jul-18 23:04
Re: You down and dirty so-n-so 280 Sirfiroth 17-Jul-18 23:16
Re: You down and dirty so-n-so 273 DavidK 17-Jul-18 23:20
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 381 spaceyhippie 19-Jul-18 10:32
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 296 molder 19-Jul-18 11:21
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 343 Sirfiroth 19-Jul-18 12:05
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 466 spaceyhippie 19-Jul-18 23:57
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 324 DavidK 20-Jul-18 08:20
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 376 spaceyhippie 20-Jul-18 21:58
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 258 DavidK 22-Jul-18 09:41
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 362 spaceyhippie 23-Jul-18 02:15
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 296 DavidK 23-Jul-18 08:09
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 317 Sirfiroth 23-Jul-18 13:49
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 291 DavidK 23-Jul-18 22:23
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 440 Sirfiroth 23-Jul-18 23:52
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 309 DavidK 24-Jul-18 09:11
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 257 Sirfiroth 24-Jul-18 13:11
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 248 DavidK 27-Jul-18 06:13
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 286 Sirfiroth 27-Jul-18 15:45
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 348 spaceyhippie 24-Jul-18 02:44
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 354 DavidK 24-Jul-18 17:10
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 408 spaceyhippie 27-Jul-18 00:51
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 318 spaceyhippie 27-Jul-18 14:36
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 439 spaceyhippie 29-Jul-18 11:01
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 317 DavidK 06-Aug-18 19:15
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 293 DavidK 07-Aug-18 05:16
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 297 spaceyhippie 08-Aug-18 09:20
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 302 DavidK 08-Aug-18 09:39
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 333 spaceyhippie 09-Aug-18 02:32
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 360 DavidK 09-Aug-18 08:00
ROTFLMAO! 254 Sirfiroth 09-Aug-18 13:22
Re: ROTFLMAO! 259 DavidK 09-Aug-18 14:12
Re: ROTFLMAO! 307 Sirfiroth 09-Aug-18 14:28
Re: ROTFLMAO! 247 DavidK 09-Aug-18 14:49
Re: ROTFLMAO! 253 Sirfiroth 09-Aug-18 15:03
Re: ROTFLMAO! 268 DavidK 09-Aug-18 21:39
Re: ROTFLMAO! 292 Sirfiroth 10-Aug-18 02:06
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 308 spaceyhippie 09-Aug-18 20:40
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 362 DavidK 10-Aug-18 07:59
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 370 Steve Clayton 12-Aug-18 18:16
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 153 DavidK 27-Dec-19 23:13
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 140 Sirfiroth 28-Dec-19 03:46
Pi. All Pi. All The Time. 154 thinkitover 28-Dec-19 04:59
Re: Pi. All Pi. All The Time. 128 molder 28-Dec-19 10:35
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 127 DavidK 28-Dec-19 10:20
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 137 Sirfiroth 28-Dec-19 15:13
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 150 Thanos5150 28-Dec-19 16:30
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 145 thinkitover 28-Dec-19 21:49
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 143 Thanos5150 29-Dec-19 04:35
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 134 Sirfiroth 29-Dec-19 02:17
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 137 molder 29-Dec-19 04:14
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 131 Sirfiroth 29-Dec-19 12:51
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 129 molder 29-Dec-19 22:31
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 122 Sirfiroth 30-Dec-19 14:11
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 170 magisterchessmutt 30-Dec-19 15:16
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 128 Sirfiroth 31-Dec-19 03:33
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 174 magisterchessmutt 31-Dec-19 04:33
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 146 Sirfiroth 31-Dec-19 15:04
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 155 spaceyhippie 31-Dec-19 23:37
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 147 Thanos5150 29-Dec-19 04:29
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 134 DavidK 29-Dec-19 09:32
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 136 Sirfiroth 29-Dec-19 14:09
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 137 spaceyhippie 01-Jan-20 23:18
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 151 Sirfiroth 02-Jan-20 01:33
Pi vs Pudding 141 thinkitover 02-Jan-20 21:45
Re: Pi vs Pudding 133 spaceyhippie 03-Jan-20 00:06
Re: Pi vs Pudding 149 seasmith 03-Jan-20 00:24
Re: Pi vs Pudding 132 spaceyhippie 07-Jan-20 23:06
Re: Pi vs Pudding 176 seasmith 08-Jan-20 02:54
Re: Pi vs Pudding 140 Sirfiroth 03-Jan-20 03:36
Re: Pi vs Pudding 140 molder 03-Jan-20 06:56
Re: Pi vs Pudding 142 Sirfiroth 03-Jan-20 18:25
Re: Pi vs Pudding 135 spaceyhippie 04-Jan-20 00:02
LOL, now that was hilarious ! 133 Sirfiroth 04-Jan-20 05:51
Re: LOL, now that was hilarious ! 175 hendrik dirker 04-Jan-20 09:32
Re: LOL, now that was hilarious ! 124 spaceyhippie 04-Jan-20 23:37
Re: LOL, now that was hilarious ! 132 spaceyhippie 04-Jan-20 23:39
Re: Pi vs Pudding 152 molder 04-Jan-20 11:03
Re: Pi vs Pudding 142 Sirfiroth 05-Jan-20 20:11
Re: Pi vs Pudding 133 molder 06-Jan-20 02:55
Re: Pi vs Pudding 165 magisterchessmutt 06-Jan-20 02:58
Re: Pi vs Pudding 126 molder 06-Jan-20 05:26
Re: Pi vs Pudding 131 spaceyhippie 07-Jan-20 01:32
Re: Pi vs Pudding 120 DavidK 07-Jan-20 02:02
Re: Pi vs Pudding 135 thinkitover 06-Jan-20 06:13
Re: Pi vs Pudding 149 Sirfiroth 07-Jan-20 02:18
Re: Pi vs Pudding 118 DavidK 07-Jan-20 14:25
Re: Pi vs Pudding 131 Sirfiroth 07-Jan-20 15:16
Re: Pi vs Pudding 129 DavidK 07-Jan-20 19:03
Re: Pi vs Pudding 124 Sirfiroth 07-Jan-20 20:08
Re: Pi vs Pudding 123 DavidK 07-Jan-20 20:11
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 152 DavidK 28-Dec-19 11:21
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 147 engbren 28-Dec-19 12:34
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 147 Sirfiroth 28-Dec-19 15:55
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 135 engbren 29-Dec-19 01:14
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 134 Sirfiroth 30-Dec-19 16:52
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 136 engbren 30-Dec-19 22:23
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 193 magisterchessmutt 30-Dec-19 23:24
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 159 engbren 31-Dec-19 11:31
Re: Pi or no Pi ?????????????? 141 spaceyhippie 04-Jan-20 00:42

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