Michael S. Lorrey <email@example.com> Wrote:
>I do know the bible says it should be three, which makes you wonder about the
>ability of all those Jewish masons in egypt and jerusalem who built so much
>stuff, since we know that the egyptians had pi calculated more accurately than
>the greeks did, something like 3 and 9/64ths.
In 2000 BC the Egyptians came up with a value for PI of 4*[8/9]^2 = 3.16049...
By 550 BC, about the time The Book Of Kings in the Bible was written, even better
approximations were known by the mathematically sophisticated, but apparently
not by the author of the Bible.
John K Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
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