Mysteries :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For serious discussion of the controversies, approaches and enigmas surrounding the origins and development of the human species and of human civilization. (NB: for more ‘out there’ posts we point you in the direction of the ‘Paranormal & Supernatural’ Message Board). 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Dave

Thanks. I honestly don't recall ever having seen any suggestion that the AEs derived the eight-ninths circle area formula in the way I suggest - in fact, I have books stating that it is not known how they did it. In the tradition of Dr. T, could you please direct me to the pertinent publications!

The fact that 256/81 is mentioned with respect to the circle area problem and the fact that what I pointed out in the OP actually happens in combination suggests to me that this is a good indication that squaring the circle in this way is how the AEs discovered the eight-ninths formula, potentially leading to pi.r squared.

The point is, I can't prove it - and, as observed, there will always be somebody who declares the suggestion to be emphatically wrong!!

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
Area and the Rhind Papyrus 980 gjb 09-Jan-19 05:13
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 210 engbren 09-Jan-19 06:03
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 199 gjb 09-Jan-19 06:10
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 172 engbren 09-Jan-19 06:30
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 206 DavidK 09-Jan-19 10:06
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 175 gjb 09-Jan-19 13:32
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 182 Sirfiroth 09-Jan-19 15:04
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 162 DavidK 09-Jan-19 20:02
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 159 Sirfiroth 09-Jan-19 21:06
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 202 engbren 10-Jan-19 02:02
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 177 Sirfiroth 10-Jan-19 04:15
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 205 engbren 10-Jan-19 05:53
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 178 engbren 15-Jan-19 04:50
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 189 Lee McGiffen 10-Jan-19 10:56
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 230 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-19 12:33
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 223 Martin Stower 12-Jan-19 18:23
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 142 Warwick 14-Jan-19 21:04
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 187 DavidK 10-Jan-19 13:57
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 223 Scott Creighton 10-Jan-19 14:16
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 207 DavidK 10-Jan-19 17:10
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 299 Sirfiroth 10-Jan-19 17:58
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 188 engbren 16-Jan-19 10:24
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 197 gjb 18-Jan-19 23:28
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 205 DavidK 19-Jan-19 00:28
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 211 engbren 06-Feb-19 12:56


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.