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Name: robby r oad
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Does the Great Pyramid of Giza hold some mathematical value? For example, are the perimeter and height of the pyramid connected in some way to a modern theorem or equation?


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I was pretty sure I knew of an interesting relationship concerning the aspect ratio of the Great Pyramids of Giza (all three have the same aspect ratio), but I could not locate a reference until today. The height of the pyramids is equal to the perimeter of the base divided by 2 * Pi. Coinci- dence? Scientists have wondered for many years since the ancient Egyptians did not "discover" the wheel until they were invaded by the Hittites riding horse-drawn chariots. It is now believed that they used wheels for toys and in a land-measurement device but never had the _gestalt_ to transfer the concept of the wheel to something as simple as a wagon, which would have been a tremendous aid in constructing the pyramids! Anyway, it is now thought that they used a wheel to measure out distances, counting the revolutions of the wheel as their unit of measurement. If you work out the math, you will see that the height, H = N * L where N = number of revolution units of one side and L = radius of the measurement wheel. source (such as it is): The Symbolic Prophecy of the Great Pyramid by H. Spencer Lewis, 1936.

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