Friday, July 27, 2007

Babylonians Math



Babylonians used clay tablets to do math in them. The clay tablets included fractions, algebra, quadratic and cubic equations. It also had the Pythagorean theorem, and the calculation of Pythagorean triples. Also the Babylonian tablet gives an aproximation to the square root of 2 to 6 decimal places. The Babylonian mathematical system was sexagesimal. Babylonian mathematicians also developed algebraic methods of solving equations. The Babylonians also used geometry and trigonomaetry.

2 comments:

Thao said...
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Jennifer said...

i had no idea that people could use clay to do math. i guess using clay to do math sounds like a better and more exciting way to do math.