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I appreciate where you're coming from, but occasionally you give the wrong impression. For example, in fairness, you should point out that the AEs were not limited to Eye of Horus fractions.

In the Rhind Papyrus (RMP) we have 8 + 2/3 + 1/10 + 1/2190. A four-digit concluding denominator allows for some fairly hefty modern-day fractions, even when keeping the expression to the sum of four unit fractions. And, after all, the pi fraction 256/81 can be expressed as 3 + 1/9 + 1/27 + 1/81.

It might also be useful to know that the AEs had a decimal notation.

You might also point out that 5+1/2 is not the only seked - this is a general term for slope. The Chephren seked is 5+1/4.

I agree that Rossi is a good read, but almost any book on the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus would be a good start for anyone needing to express their work the Egyptian way and to understand their mathematical procedures and capabilities.

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Diodorus measures pyramids 2294 molder 10-Jan-19 22:33
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 298 engbren 10-Jan-19 23:00
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 326 molder 11-Jan-19 21:37
Re: Diodorus/Herodotus measures pyramids 248 molder 12-Jan-19 23:36
Misinformation 315 Dr. Troglodyte 13-Jan-19 01:16
Re: Misinformation 227 molder 13-Jan-19 04:14
Re: The Duplication of a cube 219 molder 13-Jan-19 21:46
/Herodotus gets 3rd pyramid measure right 172 molder 02-Feb-19 10:44
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 269 Spiros 13-Jan-19 17:42
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 188 molder 13-Jan-19 21:24
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 180 DavidK 30-Jan-19 10:19
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 234 Sirfiroth 30-Jan-19 18:54
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 180 DavidK 31-Jan-19 11:45
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 162 DavidK 31-Jan-19 19:33
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 184 Sirfiroth 01-Feb-19 03:09
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 161 DavidK 01-Feb-19 08:26
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 177 Sirfiroth 01-Feb-19 14:00
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 205 rodz111 02-Feb-19 08:27
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 209 Sirfiroth 02-Feb-19 15:27
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 179 gjb 02-Feb-19 18:37
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 184 Sirfiroth 03-Feb-19 01:00
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 194 DavidK 03-Feb-19 11:12
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 179 Sirfiroth 03-Feb-19 14:56
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 147 DavidK 03-Feb-19 23:51
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 183 gjb 03-Feb-19 23:54
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 158 Sirfiroth 04-Feb-19 20:45
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 152 Warwick 04-Feb-19 20:48
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 148 rodz111 05-Feb-19 04:00
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 166 Sirfiroth 05-Feb-19 05:04
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 159 rodz111 05-Feb-19 17:16
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 178 Sirfiroth 05-Feb-19 19:11
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 144 rodz111 05-Feb-19 23:13
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 189 DavidK 04-Feb-19 11:01
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 204 Sirfiroth 04-Feb-19 15:59
There is one rod with 7 palms 28 digits 20 34/55 in length 187 DavidK 04-Feb-19 13:39
Re: There is one rod with 7 palms 28 digits 20 34/55 in length 158 Sirfiroth 04-Feb-19 19:41
Re: There is one rod with 7 palms 28 digits 20 34/55 in length 170 Warwick 04-Feb-19 19:53
Re: There is one rod with 7 palms 28 digits 20 34/55 in length 140 DavidK 05-Feb-19 09:15
Re: There is one rod with 7 palms 28 digits 20 34/55 in length 144 Sirfiroth 06-Feb-19 13:29
Re: There is one rod with 7 palms 28 digits 20 34/55 in length 142 DavidK 06-Feb-19 15:19
Re: There is one rod with 7 palms 28 digits 20 34/55 in length 167 gjb 06-Feb-19 19:15
Re: There is one rod with 7 palms 28 digits 20 34/55 in length 158 Sirfiroth 06-Feb-19 21:23
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 193 Spiros 03-Feb-19 13:26
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 160 DavidK 04-Feb-19 14:39
the photon foot 165 Spiros 10-Feb-19 18:58
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 275 molder 23-Jan-19 03:33
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 248 DavidK 23-Jan-19 09:32
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 257 molder 23-Jan-19 11:40
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 203 DavidK 23-Jan-19 12:08
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 256 molder 24-Jan-19 11:00
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 185 DavidK 24-Jan-19 23:13
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 199 molder 26-Jan-19 01:26
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 247 engbren 26-Jan-19 03:05
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 244 Sirfiroth 26-Jan-19 04:04
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 216 DavidK 26-Jan-19 11:09
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 171 molder 28-Jan-19 01:03
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 225 DavidK 28-Jan-19 12:09
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 189 molder 28-Jan-19 12:50
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 160 cloister 28-Jan-19 13:26
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 151 DavidK 28-Jan-19 15:03
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 201 Sirfiroth 28-Jan-19 14:42
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 165 DavidK 28-Jan-19 15:48
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 245 Sirfiroth 28-Jan-19 17:42
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 164 engbren 29-Jan-19 13:39
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 188 Sirfiroth 29-Jan-19 17:36
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 186 engbren 29-Jan-19 21:39
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 244 Sirfiroth 30-Jan-19 00:03
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 205 engbren 30-Jan-19 02:28
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 207 Sirfiroth 30-Jan-19 19:28
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 183 engbren 30-Jan-19 20:24
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 217 Sirfiroth 31-Jan-19 00:41
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 157 engbren 31-Jan-19 05:38
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 200 Sirfiroth 31-Jan-19 15:38
Re: Turin cubit rods 163 molder 03-Feb-19 22:43
Re: Turin cubit rods 145 DavidK 06-Feb-19 10:18
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids Herodotus seems to confirm 213 molder 28-Jan-19 12:35
Re: Herodotus Works of Amasis 229 molder 30-Jan-19 22:32
Re:Aubrey holes 104 molder 01-Apr-19 00:55
Re: Re:Aubrey holes 94 DavidK 01-Apr-19 20:27
Re: Re:Aubrey holes 103 molder 01-Apr-19 21:31
Re: Stonehenge Sarsen circle synodic month 145 molder 03-Apr-19 22:36
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 277 DavidK 30-Jan-19 19:01
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 178 DavidK 05-Feb-19 11:34
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 172 molder 06-Feb-19 05:13
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 219 Sirfiroth 06-Feb-19 18:22
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 160 DavidK 06-Feb-19 22:46
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 150 Sirfiroth 07-Feb-19 01:43
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 157 engbren 08-Feb-19 06:55
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 148 Sirfiroth 08-Feb-19 14:35
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 128 engbren 08-Feb-19 20:29
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 176 gjb 07-Feb-19 01:57
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 179 Sirfiroth 07-Feb-19 02:22
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 165 DavidK 07-Feb-19 13:04
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 147 Sirfiroth 07-Feb-19 17:04
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 141 DavidK 07-Feb-19 18:07
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 193 Sirfiroth 07-Feb-19 18:27
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 172 molder 07-Feb-19 22:22
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 150 molder 07-Feb-19 22:34
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 167 molder 09-Feb-19 00:49
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 181 molder 09-Feb-19 21:17
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 157 Sirfiroth 10-Feb-19 03:32
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 162 DavidK 10-Feb-19 10:25
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 182 molder 10-Feb-19 11:48
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids The Pi argument 188 Sirfiroth 10-Feb-19 20:57
The Pyramid Proofs. - Base 7 per Diodorus 179 DavidK 11-Feb-19 09:45
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - Base 10000 per Thom 147 DavidK 11-Feb-19 11:21
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - Base 64 132 DavidK 11-Feb-19 11:35
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - The Modern Metre 180 DavidK 11-Feb-19 11:49
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - The Stade Alternative 139 DavidK 11-Feb-19 11:57
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - Reconciliation to Petrie 137 DavidK 11-Feb-19 13:08
LOL 196 Sirfiroth 11-Feb-19 14:50
Re: LOL 146 DavidK 11-Feb-19 15:55
Re: LOL 157 Sirfiroth 11-Feb-19 16:51
Re: LOL 146 DavidK 11-Feb-19 20:44
Re: LOL 157 Sirfiroth 11-Feb-19 21:49
Re: LOL 161 DavidK 11-Feb-19 22:21
Re: LOL 202 Sirfiroth 11-Feb-19 23:40
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - Base 64 173 engbren 11-Feb-19 11:55
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - Base 64 153 DavidK 11-Feb-19 12:16
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - Base 64 163 engbren 11-Feb-19 21:59
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - Base 64 202 DavidK 11-Feb-19 22:25
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - Base 64 168 DavidK 11-Feb-19 22:49
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - working papers 245 DavidK 12-Feb-19 15:18
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - working papers 190 engbren 13-Feb-19 11:58
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - working papers 138 DavidK 22-Feb-19 11:03
The Pyramid Proofs?????????? Not really! 178 Sirfiroth 22-Feb-19 14:46
Re: The Pyramid Proofs?????????? Not really! 156 DavidK 23-Feb-19 10:37
Re: The Pyramid Proofs?????????? Not really! 177 Sirfiroth 23-Feb-19 15:09
Re: The Pyramid Proofs the Plethora 163 DavidK 25-Feb-19 14:26
Re: The Pyramid Proofs the Plethora 178 Sirfiroth 25-Feb-19 16:21
Re: The Pyramid Proofs 360 degrees and the solar year 168 DavidK 25-Feb-19 20:04
Re: The Pyramid Proofs - Tangible and intangible design 153 DavidK 26-Feb-19 08:37
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - Base 64 221 molder 13-Feb-19 12:10
Re: The Pyramid Proofs. - Base 64 145 DavidK 26-Feb-19 20:30
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 135 molder 06-Mar-19 21:36
Mod Note > Double Posting 162 Dr. Troglodyte 06-Mar-19 22:10
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 177 molder 07-Mar-19 10:22
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 132 DavidK 13-Mar-19 14:18
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 111 rodz111 14-Mar-19 03:45
Re: Diodorus measures pyramids 184 molder 14-Mar-19 10:53

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