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Where they aware of 3,4 and 5; 5, 12 and 13?
A Pythagorean triple is a set of three positive integers that satisfy the Pythagorean theorem, a^2 + b^2 = c^2, where c is the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle and a and b are the lengths of the other two sides.
The Sumerians used Pythagorean triples to create right angles and build structures such as temples and palaces. They also used them in astronomy and land surveying.
The Sumerians did not discover Pythagorean triples in the same way that Pythagoras did. Instead, they used a list of pre-calculated triples that were likely derived from practical applications and observations.
It is estimated that the Sumerians knew at least 15 Pythagorean triples, including the well-known 3-4-5 and 5-12-13 triples. However, there may have been more that have not been discovered or recorded.
Pythagorean triples were one of the earliest mathematical concepts and played a significant role in the development of geometry and algebra. They also helped to lay the foundation for the Pythagorean theorem, which is still used in mathematics and other fields today.