value of pi and 22/7

Lawrence D’Oliveiro lawrencedo99 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 19:12:56 EDT 2016


On Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 3:16:41 AM UTC+13, Grant Edwards wrote:
>
> On 2011-03-18, peter wrote:
> 
>> The Old Testament (1 Kings 7,23) says ... "And he made a molten sea,
>> ten cubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and
>> his height was five cubits: and a line of thirty cubits did compass it
>> round about. ".  So pi=3.  End Of.
> 
> There's nothing wrong with that value.  The measurements were given
> with one significant digit, so the ratio of the two measurements
> should only have one significant digit.

I’m not sure how you can write “30” with one digit...


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