**Session Author: **Bruce Yoshiwara

Plimpton 322 is a 5000 year old clay tablet that lists the short leg and hypotenuse of 15 right triangles with integer sides. We consider how Pythagorean triples might be generated and Eleanor Robson’s explanation of the numbers.

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Algebra / Arithmetic, Number theory, Geometry**Styles:**

Illustrates a concept**Mathematical Practices:**MP1, MP2, MP7, MP8