# Babylonian math problem - Solution

### 21 Nov 2019

This is the solution to the monthly maths problem from RTSdécouverte Babylonian math problem.

**Solution**

The length of the left side is 1,45 (or 105 in decimal) and the length of the right side is 15.

Trapezium [UNIGE - Mathscope]

The scribe reasons as follows:

As to whether the Babylonians knew the Theorem of Thales, that is another story…

You can read the original problem here: Babylonian math problem

Original RTS Problèmes du mois (FR)