# Book:Tablet/YBC 4652

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## Tablet YBC $4652$

**Tablet YBC $4652$** is one of the clay tablets from the Old Babylonian period.

### Contents

$11$ problems in algebra to be solved.

From the text on the tablet, it is apparent that it originally contained a total of $22$ such problems.

### Examples

*I found a stone, but did not weigh it. After I weighed out six times its weight, added $2$*gin*and added one third of one seventh [of this new weight] multiplied by $24$, I weighed it. The result was $1$*ma-na*. What was the original weight of the stone?*

A weight of $1$ *ma-na* equals $60$ *gin*.

## Sources

- 2008: Ian Stewart:
*Taming the Infinite*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $4$: Lure of the Unknown: Equations