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Jon Ellison Wrote:
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> If it's an illustration of a real world steep
> sided isosceles triangle, the the first
> illustration appears to be of a beam suspended in
> equilibrium by two looped ropes.
Which would be a
> perfect way to visually describe the mathematical
> principles described in the text.
>

Jon

If one uses creative artist licence to look at pictures alone, and imagine then it could be the design concept for the Lost Ones delta wing anti-gravity stone hauling multi purpose space ship:

But that is not what the writing (written description) says:

From the wiki link you posted:

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Wiki
Pyramids

The final six problems are related to the slopes of pyramids. A seked problem is reported by :[9]
If a pyramid is 250 cubits high and the side of its base 360 cubits long, what is its seked?"
The solution to the problem is given as the ratio of half the side of the base of the pyramid to its height, or the run-to-rise ratio of its face. In other words, the quantity found for the seked is the cotangent of the angle to the base of the pyramid and its face.[9]

I believe Martin might have been incorrect to speak of volume (although many problems deal with volumes) .The answer to your later question the problems or some of them are found 57 58 59. They talk about pyramids specifically and although may not refer to the actual dimensions of any particular real one , the dimensions in cubits are realistic.

Hope that helps?
Cheers

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Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 363 Martin Stower 14-Jan-18 13:29
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 405 theoferrum 14-Jan-18 14:13
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Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 338 theoferrum 14-Jan-18 19:39
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 273 Martin Stower 14-Jan-18 19:57
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 263 theoferrum 14-Jan-18 19:38
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 284 Martin Stower 14-Jan-18 19:59
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 288 Martin Stower 15-Jan-18 17:21
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 339 cladking 14-Jan-18 15:41
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 309 theoferrum 14-Jan-18 19:36
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 291 Origyptian 14-Jan-18 16:57
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 262 theoferrum 14-Jan-18 19:31
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 299 Origyptian 14-Jan-18 20:23
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Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 290 cladking 14-Jan-18 20:48
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Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 332 theoferrum 14-Jan-18 21:36
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 247 Eddie Larry 14-Jan-18 22:16
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 190 theoferrum 14-Jan-18 22:38
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 270 Eddie Larry 15-Jan-18 19:00
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 237 theoferrum 15-Jan-18 21:24
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 303 Origyptian 15-Jan-18 21:57
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 230 theoferrum 15-Jan-18 23:26
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 270 Eddie Larry 15-Jan-18 22:12
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 290 Origyptian 15-Jan-18 22:30
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 214 Eddie Larry 15-Jan-18 22:41
Re: We need to start insisting NOW that the exploration of the New Chamber in the Pyramid be Live Streamed! 349 theoferrum 15-Jan-18 23:19
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ADDENDUM : Nile sailing time 201 R Avry Wilson 24-Jan-18 20:39
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a mindblowing AE innovation 173 Warwick 26-Jan-18 06:39
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If I may offer a numerical example 221 WonderWho 24-Jan-18 12:04
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abstraction 192 Warwick 26-Jan-18 06:29
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Egyptologists use unscientific and unholy methodology. 230 cladking 26-Jan-18 14:45
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