Egyptian Math Mystery


[The world’s most mysterious number is 142857.]

It is found in the ancient Egyptian Pyramids.

142857 x 1=142857

142857 x 2=285714






Amazing? Each multiple is a cyclic permutation of the original numer 142857.

You may read more about Egyptian mathematics in this wonderful book: Count Like an Egyptian: A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics.

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2 Responses to Egyptian Math Mystery

  1. abyssbrain says:

    I have this book and it’s a very good read.

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