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Regular Numbers and Plimpton 322

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Plimpton 322 is a Babylonian clay tablet, notable as containing an example of Babylonian mathematics. It has number 322 in the G.A. Plimpton Collection at Columbia University. This tablet, believed to have been written about 1800 BC, has a table of four columns and 15 rows of numbers in the cuneiform script of the period.

There are trigonometric arguments for interpretation of Plimpton 322 and a number-theoretic argument by Neugebauer.

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