
Re: Pyramidiocy (was Re: Strange Maths)Alan Hughes (DND@netins.net)26 Jul 1995 19:05:44 GMT
Just for fun I took two measurements from an everyday object that,
The object is  a pop can.
The height is 12.2 cm or 4 13/16"
The formula 2 * pi * (h * c) * (h * c) = 393013.3037959
which is approx. the distance from the earth to the moon in km
The formula 3 * pi * (h * c) * (h * c) * (h * c) = 147438940.919
which is approx. the distance from the earth to the sun in km
The formula 3 * pi * (h * c) ^ 5 give the distance to Alpha Centauri.
And, of course, the ratio of the diameter of the can to the circumference
What other relationships can one find with these numbers?
Note  the distances were taken from memory, I did not measure them
