What math problems did Babylonian kids do?
Here’s the problem:
Probably the teacher wanted you to find the area of both equilateral triangles (you need square roots!) and then subtract the smaller one from the bigger one. Probably to get the square roots without a calculator, the students looked at a table of square roots, like a multiplication table.
Science in Ancient Mesopotamia, by Carol Moss (1999). Easy reading. On the short side.