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" ... Aristarchus to the sphere of the fixed stars would contain a number of grains of sand less than 10,000,000 units of the eighth order of numbers [or 10M+? = 10]. For, by hypothesis, (earth) : (' universe ') = (' universe ') : (sphere of fixed stars).... "
The Works of Archimedes - Page 232
by Archimedes - 1897 - 326 pages
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The Works of Archimedes

1900 - 326 pages
...it by 100 each time. Thus, remembering that the sphere is thereby multiplied by 100* or 1,000,000, the number of grains of sand which would be contained in a sphere with each successive diameter may be arrived at as follows. Diameter of sphere. (1) 100 finger-breadths...
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