One time I had 201 of those.
Stairway to Heaven?
Before there was space flight there was space climbing.
The strongest cable will break under it’s own weight.
Well, at least he could work out the math on his tablet. I had to use a slide rule – AKA “Napier’s Bones.”
….give or take
You’ll also need someplace to lean it against.
give ‘em time; they’ll both figure it out
More like 263 million.
Nothing like optimism to get a project underway.
They kinda tried that once with the Tower of Babel.
Early math – pshaw! Everyone knows it takes at least 500!
Such fine construction
The right answer to the wrong problem.
From what I have experienced lately he could be a student of modern math.
If they only knew back then…..
He’s lucky he has a smart friend.
Just find the cow that jumps over the moon.
At the very least 200.
The first accurate distance to the moon was calculated by Hipparchus, 2nd Century BCE. About 1500 years before the church allowed the notion that the Earth and Moon revolved around the sun. Odd, that.
David Waisglass and Gordon Coulthart