Analysis of the table of sevenths from C.G. 25.368.
Page created: February 6, 2003
Presented by Bruce C. Friedman

The Sevenths table has some serious errors and occurs four times on these tablets!

The most serious and obvious errors in lines 5 and 6 on this table represent the

worst of this type found on tables on either of the Achmim tablets.

Line One [MISSING FROM MY IMAGE] read as:
7   1
1 [of sevens] is seven.

70  10
10 [sevens] is seventy.

140  20
20 [sevens] is 140.

280  40
40 [sevens] is 280.

12*  2
2 [sevens] is TWELVE!
This error is extremely odd [2 x 7 = 14] and is compounded further in the next line.

24*  4
4 [sevens] is TWENTY-FOUR!
This error is extremely odd [4 x 7 = 28].

1     /7
1/7 is one [seventh of one].

4  /14  /2
One half and one fourteenth is four [sevenths of one].

/14 /7  /2   /64   /8   1

/8 + /64 + [(/2 + /7+ /14)*(1 ro)] = /7 hk3t = correct!
40 + 5 + 10/14 ro = 45 5/7 ro

45 5/7 * 7 = 320 ro = 1 hk3t

/28 /7 /4 1 ro /32 /4 2

/4 + /32 + 1 ro + [(/4 + /7+ /28)*(1 ro)] = 2/7 hk3t = correct!
80 + 10 + 1 + 12/28 ro = 91 3/7 ro

91 3/7 * 7 = 637 + 3 = 640 ro = 2 hk3t