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The Case for Intent of Encoding Information Within The Geometry of Giza (cont.)
By Edward G. Nightingale

The Egyptians used a simple mathematical equation to approximate the area of a circle, with a compass they divided the diameter of the circle into 9 equal units, measured the length of 1 unit with any standard of measure and multiplied that number by 64, so if we have a circle measuring 9 inches in diameter you multiply 1 inch by 64 and have 64 square inches of area in the circle.

Comparing the previous approximating calculation to determining the actual area of a circle using Pi of 3.142857, (or 22/7) the calculation would be; Pi x R2 = Area, so 3.142857 x 4.5(radius of 9 diameter circle) = 14.1428565 x 4.5. = 63.6428. The approximation of the area of the circle is 64 using the 8 square and 63.6428 using Pi. So the calculation to find area of a circle with Diameter 9 approximating 8 Square seems quite practical.

Placing an 8 x 8 grid over our 9 diameter circle in the manner above and using the upper left hand corner of the square as a point, we draw angled lines through the center of the satellite pyramids of Menkaure just as we did with the satellite pyramids of Khufu to determine the angled lines and the 8, 9 and 11 numbers. Notice that the three angled lines intersect the divisions of the diameter of the circle in the 6th position up from the bottom where our initial determination of the diameter division of 9 is located, confirming the 8 x 8 square. The satellite pyramids of Khufu are associated with the circle and its axis and the satellite pyramids of Menkaure are associated with the square and its corner confirming this 8, 9 relationship.

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