Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study

Published: 24/08/2017
Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagoras’s theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more accurate than any today, say researchers At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest side is always equal to the sum of the squares of the other two, an unknown Babylonian genius took a clay

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