Three Old Babylonian Recombination Texts of Mathematical Problems without Solution Procedures, Making up Group 2b
Book chapter, 2016

YBC 4698 is a mathematical recombination text, a mixed bag of loosely related exercises, all concerned with commercial problems. See the hand copy and conform transliteration in Fig. 11.1.1 below. Since exercises belonging more closely together are sometimes separated from each other in this text, the exercises are numbered in two different ways in the conform transliteration, both in the order they are inscribed on the tablet (## 1-17) and according to their problem types (ยงยง 1-5).

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Jöran Friberg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences

Farouk N.H. Al-Rawi

SOAS University of London

New Mathematical Cuneiform Texts


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