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THE EVALUATION OF π.

We now have the equation

ϕ(HGL) = O + C + J + H + S + P + J.

The summation of this gave a minimum value for π: this, however, was considered only as a first approximation, and the process was repeated under pressure EAF, which gave to π a partial maximum value: by continually increasing EAF, the result was at last obtained, π = S = 500.00000.

This result differs considerably from the anticipated value, namely 400.00000: still there can be no doubt that the process has been correctly performed, and that the learned world may be congratulated on the final settlement of this most difficult problem.

 

THE END.