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Plimpton 322 - Interpretation
... As Neugebauer argues, each line of the tablet can be generated by a pair (p,q) that are both regular numbers, integer divisors of a power of 60 ... However, as Eleanor Robson (2002) points out, Neugebauer's theory fails to explain how the values of p and q were chosen there are 92 pairs of coprime ... However, Robson argues on linguistic grounds that this theory is "conceptually anachronistic" it depends on too many other ideas not present in the record of Babylonian mathematics ...

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