Tablet. Obv drawing of trapezoid with inscribed numbers to show how area is calculated; rev drawing of a trapezoid without inscribed numbers; mathematical text. Old Babylonian. Clay. Area found by formula A = h (b1+b2)/2.

Catalog Number: YPM BC 021355
Original Number: YBC 07290
Department: Anthropology: Babylonian Collection
Summary Data: Tablet. Obv drawing of trapezoid with inscribed numbers to show how area is calculated; rev drawing of a trapezoid without inscribed numbers; mathematical text. Old Babylonian. Clay. Area found by formula A = h (b1+b2)/2.
Description: BC number 21355; Babylonian Collection; date: nd; genre: scientific; primary publication: MCT 44 (T); citations: cf MCT 44; CMT 257; original catalog number YBC 07290 7290
Materials: clay
Function: tablet
Culture Period: Old Babylonian
Primary Publication: MCT 44 (T)
CDLI URL(s): http://cdli.ucla.edu/P255049
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BC.021355 Digital Image: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History: photo by Wagensonner, K., 2020 http://hdl.handle.net/10079/8931zqj ; metadata updated 2020-03-25 16:24:15
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