Bablyonian use of square root of two

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Photographs and analysis of an 1800 BC Babylonian table showing the diagonal of a square and ancient knowledge of the value of square root of two – expressed in base 60. A great extension resource. No previous knowledge of Babylonian required, but will make more sense if students know about different number base system. Full mathematical analysis on the site.

26 November 2011 Edit: 22 February 2014

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