Beside the equivalence of the hon to 5 utens weight of water, the mathematical papyrus (35) gives 5 besha = (2/3)cubic cubit (Revillout's interpretation of this as 1 cubit cubed is impossible geometrically; see Rev. **Eg**., 1881, for data); this is very concordant, but it is very unlikely for 3 to be introduced in an **Egyptian** derivation, and probably therefore only a working equivalent.

The tema is the same name as the large wheat measure (35), which was worth 30,000 to 19,000 grains of copper, according to Ptolemaic receipts and accounts (Rev. **Eg**., 1881, 150), and therefore very likely worth to utens of copper in earlier times when metals were scarcer.

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Any number of points on the parabola are obtained by taking any point E on the directrix, joining **EG** and EF and drawing FP so that the angles PFE and DFE are equal.

Then **EG** produced meets FP in a point on the curve.