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How taking a bath led to Archimedes’ Principle - Mark Salata


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Stories of discovery and invention often begin with a problem that needs solving. Summoned by the king to investigate a suspicious goldsmith, the early Greek mathematician Archimedes stumbles on the principle that would make him famous.

Archimedes is an ancient mathematician and inventor. His discoveries are still important, and we use them today. What is an example of another discovery that Archimedes made that is still used today? Name other people from ancient history that have made important discoveries.

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