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Originally posted by interupt42
Bottom line Numbers are easy to manipulate.
Pyramid Scientific
Distance to the Sun At noonday the pinnacle of the Pyramid points to the sun. Does the height of the Pyramid give us a clue to the distance to the sun? A person climbing the Pyramid would find that for every 10 feet of progress toward the middle of the Pyramid, he would have climbed 9 feet toward the top. This suggests a number: 10~9. Multiplying the total height of the Pyramid by 10~9, the answer is found to be 91,840,000 miles. That is exactly 1,000 million Pyramids would reach to the sun!
Another problem. Why on Earth would the ancient Egyptians have used a calculation using miles?
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by NeoVain
It does matter (if you can figure out what they mean by "multiply by 10~9", that is). 5776 inches, 146.71 meters, or 280 cubits multiplied by "10~9"; are going to give you very different results.
Originally posted by Apleness
Can some one explain whats the coincidence ? I didn't get it.
Originally posted by hottoboggan
and of course my answer was completely skipped over
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by NeoVain
Ah. I see. So they interpret 10:9 as 1E+9 (instead of 10E+9?). Ok, that explains it but I wouldn't exactly call it logic. That would allow a pretty wide range of heights to be "exactly" the distance to the Sun.
But the slope is not 10:9. It's 14:11.
edit on 1/30/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by NeoVain
And even if the slope is 14:11 instead of 10:9, that would change little as those ratios are also pretty similar