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Hello. I am a danish student writing a big paper about babylonian mathematic and the first page has to be an abstract in english.
So i would really like if someone would check from grammar, punctuation, phrases or words which should be changed. Every help and criticism is appreciated. The words in brackets is because I would like to know which one to use.

Our first knowledge we have regarding mankind’s use of mathematics date back to the Babylonians, a cultural nation occupying southeastern Mesopotamia. Most people only know Babylonian because of the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Tower of Babel but the Babylonians is also considered the developers of algebraic methods of solving equations. Numerous clay tablets, which clearly indicate that the Babylonians had a solid knowledge of almost all aspects of elementary arithmetic, have been excavated. This paper will explain how the Babylonian numeral system, known as the sexagesimal system, functioned. It will also examine the history behind the origin of the system and how it was used to carry out advanced mathematical calculations, in particularly quadratic equations. A scrutinization of some of the problems from the tablet BM 13901 will be adduced along (in conjunction?) with a comparison of modern mathematic, to see how the Babylonian techniques (procedures, methods?) can be related (associated) to those we use today. As the studies will show, the Babylonians were extremely skilled (experienced?) in solving a wide range of mathematical problems, which helped them to establish an excessively efficient civilization. For example, the Babylonians used their skills in mathematic to achieve maximum productivity when digging canals, something they were very famous (well-known?) for. Even though we today make use of a base-10 numeral system, we still see the legacy of their base-60 system in the form of degrees, minutes, and seconds in trigonometry. The abacus is also an invention of the Babylonians, which was made as a calculating tool in aid of their merchants.
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The first known human use of mathematics is dated back to the Babylonian, a cultural nation occupied southeastern Mesopotamia. Most people only know the Babylonian through the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Tower of Babel. But the Babylonian also developed algebraic methods of solving equations. Numerous clay tablets, which clearly indicate that the Babylonian had a solid knowledge of almost all aspects of elementary arithmetic, have been excavated.

This paper explains how the Babylonian system of mathematics, known as the sexagesimal or a base-60 numeral system, functions. It also examines the history behind the origin of the system and how it was used to carry out advanced mathematical calculations, particularly quadratic equations. Some of the problems from tablet BM 13901 are scrutinized and compared to the modern system of mathematics to show how the Babylonian problem solving techniques can be related to those we use today.

As this study shows, the Babylonians were extremely skillful in solving a wide range of mathematical problems and helped themselves establish an extremely efficient civilization. For example, the Babylonians used their system of mathematics to gain maximum productivity in digging canals – the skill they were very famous for.

Even though we today use a base-10 numeral system, we still see the legacy of their system in the modern day usage of 360 degrees in a circle, 60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a minute, and in trigonometry applications. The abacus, a calculating tool used by merchants, is also an invention of the Babylonian.


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AnonymousHello. I am a danish student writing a big paper about babylonian mathematic and the first page has to be an abstract in english.
So i would really like if someone would check from grammar, punctuation, phrases or words which should be changed. Every help and criticism is appreciated. The words in brackets is because I would like to know which one to use.

Our first knowledge of mankind’s use of mathematics dates back to the Babylonians, a cultural cultured nation occupying southeastern Mesopotamia. Most people only know of the Babylonians because of the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Tower of Babel but the Babylonians are also considered the developers of algebraic methods of solving equations. Numerous clay tablets, which clearly indicate that the Babylonians had a solid knowledge of almost all aspects of elementary arithmetic, have been excavated. This paper will explain how the Babylonian numeral system, known as the sexagesimal system, functioned. It will also examine the history behind the origin of the system and how it was used to carry out advanced mathematical calculations, in particularly quadratic equations. A scrutinization Scrutiny of some of the problems from the tablet BM 13901 will be adduced along (in conjunction? or "together" - both will fit) with a comparison of modern mathematical methods, to see will show how the Babylonian techniques (procedures, methods?) can be related (associated) to those we use today. As the studies will show, the Babylonians were extremely skilled (experienced?) in solving a wide range of mathematical problems, which helped them to establish an excessively extremely/exceedingly efficient civilization. For example, the Babylonians used their skills in mathematics to achieve maximum productivity when digging canals, something they were very famous (well-known?) for. Even though we today make use of a base-10 numeral system, we still see the legacy of their base-60 system in the form of degrees, minutes, and seconds in trigonometry. The abacus is also an invention of the Babylonians, which was made developed as a calculating tool to aid their merchants.

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