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Abstract The Egyptians have had many great wonders One of these wonders are pyramids Because this was an ancient wonder many people believe that the Egyptians didnt use any math but only used logic and reason to build pyramids If this is true then how did they build the Great Pyramid They used simple math to make such a great pyramid They used the Pythagorean Theorem trigonometry and simple algebra They also measured the angle of each direction so that each side of the pyramid was facing exactly north south east and west the essay In ancient Egypt mathematics was used for measuring time straight lines the level of the Nile flooding calculating areas of land counting money working out taxes and cooking Math was also used in mythology The Egyptians had figured out the numbers of days in the year with their calendar They were one of the ancient peoples who came close to the actual year through their mathematical skills Math was also used for building tombs pyramids and other architectural marvels The Egyptian built one of the seven ancient wonders which was the great pyramid The Great Pyramid of Khufu from the Fourth Dynasty was a mathematical wonder Not only did it take a long time to build but it involved a lot of math This essay shows how the pyramids were built using mathSeawright The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and their queens The pharaohs were buried in pyramids of many different shapes and sizes from before the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Middle Kingdom There are about eighty pyramids known today from ancient Egypt The three largest and best-preserved of these were built at
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