Individual Research Projects Section 7.5

Project 7.5

Historical Quest
The Historical Note in Section 7.5 asks the question, Why did the Egyptians build the pyramids using a slant height angle of about 44° or 52°? Write a paper answering this question.

Arthur F. Smith, “Angles of Elevation to the Pyramids of Egypt,” The Mathematics Teacher (February 1982, pp. 124-127).

Kurt Mendelssohn, The Riddle of the Pyramids, New York: Praeger Publications, 1974.