Not sure where that idea might come from. Sumerian Babylon had already approximated pi as much as 3000 years before Christ, though it was an approximate figure and it was understood as such:I posted this link on another thread earlier today I think.
Maybe I should have posted it here
Based on the instructions for building a particular bowl, some have claimed that the Bible says that π = 3. But common sense suggests otherwise.www.purplemath.com
emphasis mine, from the wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_mathematicsGeometry
Babylonians knew the common rules for measuring volumes and areas. They measured the circumference of a circle as three times the diameter and the area as one-twelfth the square of the circumference, which would be correct if π is estimated as 3. They were aware that this was an approximation, and one Old Babylonian mathematical tablet excavated near Susa in 1936 (dated to between the 19th and 17th centuries BC) gives a better approximation of π as 25/8 = 3.125, about 0.5 percent below the exact value. The volume of a cylinder was taken as the product of the base and the height, however, the volume of the frustum of a cone or a square pyramid was incorrectly taken as the product of the height and half the sum of the bases. The Pythagorean rule was also known to the Babylonians.
0.5%! ... them Babylonians were rubbish, weren't they?!... and one Old Babylonian mathematical tablet (c. 19th-17th centuries BC) gives a better approximation of π as 25/8 = 3.125, about 0.5 percent below the exact value.
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