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MCT 042 YBC 07289
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Primary publicationMCT 042 YBC 07289
Author(s)Neugebauer, Otto E. & Sachs, Abraham J.
Publication date1945
Secondary publication(s)
CollectionYale Babylonian Collection, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Museum no.YBC 07289
Accession no.
Provenienceuncertain (mod. uncertain)
Excavation no.
PeriodOld Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Dates referenced
Object typetablet
Remarks
Materialclay
Language
GenreMathematical
Sub-genrecalculation of the length of a diagonal
CDLI comments
Catalogue source20050201 melville
ATF sourcecdlistaff (check)
Translationno translation
UCLA Library ARK21198/zz001sx2c0
Composite no.
Seal no.
CDLI no.P255048

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1.a. 30
1.b.1. 1.24.51.10
Babylonian square root of 2 = 1.41421296 vs. mod. 1.41421356...
1.b.2. 42.25.35
1.24.51.10 /2 = 42.25.35

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(possilby erased exercise with right triangle)


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