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Solutions of the Attendance Quiz # 4 for Dr. Z.s MathHistory for Lecture 4
1. Two bike-riders, A and T have a race. A rides at a constant speed of 32 miles per hour, while
T is much slower, and rides at a constant speed of 16 miles per hour.
To make it fa
Solutions to the Real Quiz # 1 for Dr. Z.s MathHistory
1. (1 points) What are the names of the two papyri that gave us the most information about the
math of ancient Egypt?
Ans. to 1: The Rhind papyrus and the Moscow papyrus.
2. (2 points) What was the Eg
Solutions to the Real Quiz # 2 for Dr. Z.s MathHistory
1. (2 points) How did the Babylonians approximate square-roots?
Ans. to 1.
A=
p
a2 + h = a +
h
1
A
= (a + ) .
2a
2
a
2. (2 points) What approximation to did the ancient Babylonians use? Is it better o
Attendance Quiz # 6 for Dr. Z.s MathHistory for Lecture 6
NAME: (print!)
E-MAIL ADDRESS: (print!)
1. State the Pythagorean Theorem and prove it in two ways
(I) Using the decomposition of an (a+b)(a+b) square into an aa square, a bb square, and four
right-
Real Quiz # 2 for Dr. Z.s MathHistory
NAME: (print!)
E-MAIL ADDRESS: (print!)
1. (2 points) How did the Babylonians approximate square-roots?
2. (2 points) What approximation to did the ancient Babylonians use? Is it better or worse than
the one used in a
Attendance Quiz # 4 for Dr. Z.s MathHistory for Lecture 4
NAME: (print!)
E-MAIL ADDRESS: (print!)
1. Two bike-riders, A and T have a race. A rides at a constant speed of 32 miles per hour, while
T is much slower, and rides at a constant speed of 16 miles