Timeline of mathematical innovation in South and West Asia

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South and West Asia consists of a wide region extending from the present-day country of Turkey in the west to Bangladesh and India in the east.



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  1. Mathematics Department, University of British Columbia, The Babylonian tablet Plimpton 322.
  2. Three positive integers form a primitive Pythagorean triple if and if the highest common factor of is 1. In the particular Plimpton322 example, this means that and that the three numbers do not have any common factors. However some scholars have disputed the Pythagorean interpretation of this tablet; see Plimpton 322 for details.
  3. 1 2 ( Hayashi 2005 , p. 363)

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