An Old Babylonian Math Problem
Although no answer is given, the above math problem may have been an assignment to a student in an Old Babylonian scribal school. The tablet shows two concentric, parallel triangles, and the space between them is divided into three trapezoids. The student had to calculate the area of the space between the two triangles by adding up the area of the trapezoids. So far, no parallels to this text have been published, so it provides a unique peek into the teaching and study of mathematics in an Old Babylonian scribal setting. (Source)
Old Babylonian, 19th century BCE.
Schoyen Collection, MS 2192.