Reply to post: Re: So much for digital

Forget trigonometry, 'cos Babylonians did it better 3,700 years ago – by counting in base 60!

Chris G Silver badge

Re: So much for digital

Plus carpenters and builders have used the 3.4.5. formula to get a right angle for centuries too.

Dividers, a piece of string or a length of wood is enough to provide the measurements for building almost anything including round towers and staircases.

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