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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie Winchester
    Depends on the size of the slice. You could get 30 if each slice were six degrees...
    Ok, I think I am getting confused here. If the pie is a full circle that means 360 degrees, right? then in the slices are six degrees you would get 60!

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    But, mathematically, there are 2 pi in a circle. Double pie! Yum!

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    I agree Gabi, a circle is 360 degrees.

    I probably confused the issue by thinking of using the 'thirty' letters around the pictures in blocks of 5 or 6. Hence 6 x 5 = 30 or 5 x 6 = 30.

    But that's not pi.

    Opal.

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    Speaking as a piggie who has to take his socks and shoes off to count to 20, I have to say, I've made a study of pie. Like you Gabi, I would think it really great to have 60 slices in a pie, but Winnie seems only to want to give us 30.

    I know that a pie is 3.1417 & that to get 2 pies to go round a circle, you need 2-pie-R. Or then a pie-R-squared will give you the area. So, to get Winnie's double pie, we need a radius and six degrees

    I always liked the three degrees - especially the big one in the middle

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    I will try to summarize the last posts Winnie has been sending to see if we can get something out of them. This pie thing started with
    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie Winchester
    Ah, yes, circles! Wheels within wheels. Circumferences and diameters. Radii. Pi. Perhaps slices of pie.
    Then when I tried to take something out of every part of that message she said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie Winchester
    Just pick out one pearl of wisdom. Believe me, it's all you can handle.
    The posts went back to the pies:
    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie Winchester
    Depends on the size of the slice. You could get 30 if each slice were six degrees...
    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie Winchester
    But 30 x 6 degrees = pi
    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie Winchester
    But, mathematically, there are 2 pi in a circle. Double pie! Yum!
    There are 30 letters in each page of the book, so the other important number there seems to be the 6. Do we take 6 letters out of each page? only the 6th letter?
    In either case we have to figure out which ones. Since every sentence starts at a difference place in the different places I would assume that we don't want the 6th letter in the sentence (or the 6th block-slice) but the 6th letter-slice in the square.

    Some time ago I tried to use the letter in 6th position in the top row in all the pages. The result was gibberish. Maybe we need to use a different 6th position, maybe we have to anagram the letters we get or we really need those slices instead of single letters.

    Has anyone tried something similar to this that I am proposing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabi
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    There are 30 letters in each page of the book, so the other important number there seems to be the 6.
    But you are ignoring the 20!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie Winchester
    But you are ignoring the 20!
    Because until right now all your worries were pi, 6 and 30 and you said to pick out one pearl of wisdom, so I chose 6. But we can add 20 to the mix too and see how many slices of pie (or pi) we get then lol

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    Hi Gabi,

    Yeah! - done all that - 6th & 20th letters from start of sentence, also from tlhc. Also used opposite letters across the pages. I think this is the way forward because -
    1). "opposites attract"
    2). 'Opal' seemed to be on the right track suggesting we use a circle.

    The other pie I spent a lot of time on was that picture on page 'B1' - the table. But that only has 24 slices and Winnie is now definitely telling us that his pie has 30 slices !!!

    I think we need to understand why "30 x 6 degrees = Pi"

    I don't think we should be looking for anagrams, as that would make it much too obscure an answer.

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    Hog, I tried the opposites too and got nothing.

    We should keep in mind that the poem talks about the guards of 6 and 20, those, in my opinion, would be 5,7, 19 and 21. So those 4 numbers are also something to keep in mind.

    I agree with you about the anagram, there are too many letters (even if we pick just one from each page) to trust the results.

    Something that just popped in my mind (of course I haven't had time to check it), "back and forth in time we go" could be take 5 from one page, 7 from the following, then back to 5. And same thing for 19 and 21 since Winnie has decided to point us towards 20 today.

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    I just LOVE it when you guys get creative. It's such fun!!!!!!

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