How the Babylonians Solved Numbered Triangle Problems 3,600 Years Ago.
A classic mystery locked in a 3,600-year-old Babylonian clay tablet has been solved! How did the Babylonians know the Pythagorean theorem a thousand years before the Greek mathematician and philosopher was born? For those who have forgotten their geometry, the Pythagorean theorem states: "The square of the hypotenuse of a right-angle triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the two ..."
Source: Technological Horizons In Education; Volume 26, 1998