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Topic: Archimedes (and Ahmes) square root of 5, 6 and 7
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Milo Gardner

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Re: Archimedes (and Ahmes) square root of 5, 6 and 7
Posted: Dec 19, 2012 1:21 PM
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The parent Planetmath entry

http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/EgyptianAndGreekSquareRoot.html

is a few weeks old.

Comments would be appreciated?

The two main question seem to be

1. should the narratives deepen, adding raw unit fraction series from the 3,500 year period that the three-four step method dominated regions of the ancient Near East?

or,

2. lighten the narratives, providing simple examples, only linking the deeper proofs and historical examples?



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