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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Where they aware of 3,4 and 5; 5, 12 and 13?

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Where they aware of 3,4 and 5; 5, 12 and 13?

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I would say yes based on the clay table of pythag triplets shown in this presentation:

http://www.f.waseda.jp/sidoli/MI314_02_Egypt_Babylon.pdf

Check at slides 33-35 or thereabouts. It's a pretty cool presentation.

http://www.f.waseda.jp/sidoli/MI314_02_Egypt_Babylon.pdf

Check at slides 33-35 or thereabouts. It's a pretty cool presentation.

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The cuneiform Plimpton 322 contains 15 different Pythagorean triples, e. g. ##(56,90,106)\, , \, (119,120,169)\, , \, (12709, 13500, 18541)##, which suggests that more than ##3,500## years ago a method of calculating such triples was already known.

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Thanks. Much appreciated.I would say yes based on the clay table of pythag triplets shown in this presentation:

http://www.f.waseda.jp/sidoli/MI314_02_Egypt_Babylon.pdf

Check at slides 33-35 or thereabouts. It's a pretty cool presentation.

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Thanks for this information. Very relevant to my question.

The cuneiform Plimpton 322 contains 15 different Pythagorean triples, e. g. ##(56,90,106)\, , \, (119,120,169)\, , \, (12709, 13500, 18541)##, which suggests that more than ##3,500## years ago a method of calculating such triples was already known.

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Plimpton 322 dates around 1800 B.C. long after the Sumerians.

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