No idea where to ask for this so might as well drop a hook here:

Does there exist a formula for the following raise in numbers?

An increase in an old to a new number in which the difference between the old and the new equals 30% of the new number?

E.g. 9 as an old number, to be raised to ???

(Being a lifelong amateur at mathematics I'm not only inherently bad at it, but quickly forgets formulas learnt through hard study and much counting. As such it's possible I might have known the solution once upon a time, but no clue now.)

Edit: Answer is old number divided by 0.7

]]>Does there exist a formula for the following raise in numbers?

An increase in an old to a new number in which the difference between the old and the new equals 30% of the new number?

E.g. 9 as an old number, to be raised to ???

(Being a lifelong amateur at mathematics I'm not only inherently bad at it, but quickly forgets formulas learnt through hard study and much counting. As such it's possible I might have known the solution once upon a time, but no clue now.)

Edit: Answer is old number divided by 0.7

The Course of Empire was a series of five paintings which artist Thomas Cole created during the years 1833-36. More here:

]]>Hey, look free shipping!- model castle

You would think that at that price he might get some insurance...

]]>You would think that at that price he might get some insurance...

Giorgo Locatelli has done a video for the British Museum on how to bake a loaf of bread akin to the carbonized one found in Herculaneum. Notice the carry string around its waist and the bakery stamp. That's some marketing!

]]>23 minute video on the basics, neat enough to watch. Should also give ideas for people attempting their own cuneiformish writing in clay, particularly as a family or school activity with children also taking part.

(As to the origins of cuneiform script, see this lecture by Tony Sagona)

]]>(As to the origins of cuneiform script, see this lecture by Tony Sagona)