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Hi Jacob,

My view is that the Rhind Papyrus [en.wikipedia.org] and Moscow Papyrus provide evidence for calculation of volume of a circular granary and hemispherical basket. In each case they are using a formula they have derived but it is unclear how they derived it. The formula contains a constant [1 - 1/9]^2 x d ^2 which can be re-written under our own algebraic rules where d = 2r to [8/9]^2 x 2^2 x r^2. which of course results in the 256/81 number. What we seem to be arguing over is semantics - whether they recognised that the constant should be given its own unique name such as Pi and whether they attempted to ever make it more accurate. We can see and do see from the Papyrus that they are aware of their constant's importance in both area and volume calculations.

Here, I'm repeating a claim that I made in another thread that Pi is encoded in the Westcar Papyrus, specifically the story of Sneferu in the Westcar Papyrus might encode Pi as 22/7 but in mythology. The story starts on page 65 here: [mjn.host.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk]

In essence, I believe there are 22 people on the boat - the 20 female rowers + Sneferu + Djadjaemankh = 22 people

The story tells us that one of the girls rowing snags the oar in her hair and her "fish-pendant of new turquoise fell into the water." page 88. Following the story through, it tells us that she was the stroke rower for her side and her side stops rowing. It doesn't say the other side stops also, so I presume they continue to row. In these circumstances the boat is making a circular motion or "going around in circles".

The fish pendant of new-turquoise is at the bottom of the lake. There are a couple of options for how to make 7 from the fish pendant:
1. The character for 7 in hieratic script looks a bit like a fish with its body turned; and
2. The first phonetic character in the fish pendant is a zig-zag line with 7 peaks.

So we have 22 people on the boat going in a circular motion which is on top of the fish pendant with 7 peaks in its first phoneme.

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Area and the Rhind Papyrus 1132 gjb 09-Jan-19 05:13
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 296 engbren 09-Jan-19 06:03
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 277 gjb 09-Jan-19 06:10
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 260 engbren 09-Jan-19 06:30
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 287 DavidK 09-Jan-19 10:06
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 274 gjb 09-Jan-19 13:32
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 261 Sirfiroth 09-Jan-19 15:04
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 241 DavidK 09-Jan-19 20:02
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 235 Sirfiroth 09-Jan-19 21:06
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 293 engbren 10-Jan-19 02:02
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 251 Sirfiroth 10-Jan-19 04:15
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 301 engbren 10-Jan-19 05:53
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 261 engbren 15-Jan-19 04:50
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 282 Lee McGiffen 10-Jan-19 10:56
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 310 ScottÂ Creighton 10-Jan-19 12:33
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 304 Martin Stower 12-Jan-19 18:23
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 212 Warwick 14-Jan-19 21:04
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 269 DavidK 10-Jan-19 13:57
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 322 ScottÂ Creighton 10-Jan-19 14:16
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 292 DavidK 10-Jan-19 17:10
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 455 Sirfiroth 10-Jan-19 17:58
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 275 engbren 16-Jan-19 10:24
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 279 gjb 18-Jan-19 23:28
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 293 DavidK 19-Jan-19 00:28
Re: Area and the Rhind Papyrus 303 engbren 06-Feb-19 12:56

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