History of the Quadratic Equation Sketch 10. By: Stephanie Lawrence & Jamie Storm. Introduction. Around 2000 BC Egyptian, Chinese, and Babylonian engineers acquired a problem. When given a specific area, they were unable to calculate the length of the sides of certain shapes.
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By: Stephanie Lawrence
-If a straight line be cut into equal and unequal segments, the rectangle contained by the unequal segments of the whole together with the square on the straight line between the points of section is equal to the square on the half.
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used the following formula:
-The area is 39
-Missing square: 25 Total area: 64
-Answer: √ 64=8
Answer: Since the side of the big square is x+5, we can conclude that x=3
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