People from both the upper and lower classes respected the wisdom of Pythagoras. The Pythagorean Brotherhood designed the multiplication table, enabling ancient engineers to answer the era’s pressing questions of science. Centuries later, the Pythagorean multiplication table continued to provide answers in the building trades, astronomy and all the multitude ways mathematics helps us build, explore and count. Because geometry was so important to the Pythagoreans, some of their tombs have the quadrant, level, cubit or square etched into their tombs.
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