It was very kind of you to let me know about this Eyes of Horus business. I doubt that very many people interested in AE math will have come across it. It’s probably far too complex for the likes of me, with my confused thinking, which is why I try to do all my calculations using whole numbers.
You’ve got to hand it to these AEs to be able to express 22/7 in Eye of Horus fractions. It’s such a shame that they never found a way to express fractions much as we do in their hieroglyphic or hieratic .
It’s pretty amazing also with this Horus widget-wadgit thing that they could work with negative powers of two, which means they could no doubt work with positive powers of two. What’s more, they could probably express numbers in octal and hexadecimal, doubtless so they could read the memory dumps of the aliens’ computers.
Hey! I think I just cracked Linear A!