Squaring of the Circle in the Great Pyramid

# Squaring of the Circle in the Great Pyramid - Circumference...

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Squaring of the Circle in the Great Pyramid The claim is: The perimeter of the base of the Great Pyramid equals the circumference of a circle whose radius equal to the height of the pyramid. Does it? Recall from the last unit that if we let the base of the Great pyramid be 2 units in length, then pyramid height = So: Perimeter of base = 4 x 2 = 8 units Then for a circle with radius equal to pyramid height
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Unformatted text preview: . Circumference of circle = 2 7.992 So the perimeter of the square and the circumference of the circle agree to less than 0.1%. An Approximate Value for in Terms of Since the circumference of the circle (2 ) nearly equals the perimeter of the square (8) 2 8 we can get an approximate value for , 4 / = 3.1446 which agrees with the true value to better than 0.1%....
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