Like a blank sheet of paper that is folded into 12 can also be folded into 10.

Imagine the old Saxon Tun 39.6 inches square forming a cube and it's volume is 62099.136. I looked at this number and saw it doubled a cube.

Pi cubed = 31.00627668 and double = 62.01255 and although I know the ancients knew the value for pi exactly, at least I believe so and can demonstrate the number to 9 decimal places I think the ancient architect or architects used the approximate 22/7 in the design of this system.

They began with pi for 2 reasons.

1. It is a measure's a sphere which is 1/2 that of the Earth. How they knew that I don't know however it is a remarkable coincidence.

Look at the number 22/7 and think of radius in miles 3142.857143 miles. The volume of this sphere is 1/2 that of the ellipsoid which we know as the Earth.

2. I thought about it when noticing the length of the old yard 39.6 inches and thought 3960 miles is the approximate radius of the earth.

It is not possible to double a cube exactly and the ancients did not have calculators in any case so in every day use they used 1.26 for the cube root of 2 not 1.25992.

22/7 x 1.26 = 3.96 exactly and to find 22/7 on a rule is easy by construction simply by dividing 3.3 imperial feet 39.6 inches into 50 and this is where the decimal comes in as in my mind anything divided into 50 is decimal.

Once the rule is divided into 50 measure to 31.5 and that marks 22/7 exactly.

The base units used; In the ancient world a foot is divided into 16 digits.

39.6 inches has 48 digits of 0.825 inches 16 x 3 = 48

The other edge of the rule the decimal side of the equation has a foot also divided into 16 digits and a yard divided into 50.

The base unit used is 0.792 inches giving a foot of 12.672 inches and a yard of 3.125 feet. (note 3.125 the babylonian value for pi found at suza ).

The Tun 2240 Avoirdupois pounds or 1 long ton based on one cubic foot of water weighing 62.331302 lbs. The Tun also 1 cubic ancient metre.

If we could amend the length of the metre the 2 modern systems could join easily 1 mile = 1.6 km.

Now there is a remarkable coincidence with modern decimal measure and the mile. There are 63360 inches in a mile and as shown above 0.792 digits the foundation of the old decimal system.

When the modern metre 1.00584 feet is subjected to the same proof of finding the approximate for pi that is by dividing it into 50 and marking to the 31.5th place.

The number found is 0.6336792 I cant explain that can any of you.

Jim

yes jim

6336792

divide by792

8001

divide by 9

889

divide by 7

127

divide by 5

25.4

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10 centimetres

22/7 x 1.26 = 3.96 exactly and to find 22/7 on a rule is easy by construction simply by dividing 3.3 imperial feet 39.6 inches into 50 and this is where the decimal comes in as in my mind anything divided into 50 is decimal.

Once the rule is divided into 50 measure to 31.5 and that marks 22/7 exactly.

The base units used; In the ancient world a foot is divided into 16 digits.

spot on Jim