69.30 A remarkable approximation to π

  • M. D. Stern


In the first book of Kings, we find a description of the temple built by King Solomon in which the measurements of the various parts are stated. In Chapter 7 v. 23 the ‘molten sea’, a large basin containing water in which the priests washed their hands and feet before performing the rites, is described. The verse states (in the A.V.)


Numerical Calculation Significant Figure External Diameter Write Form Large Basin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Stern
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  1. 1.John Dalton Faculty of TechnologyManchester PolytechnicManchesterUK

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