# GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

## GK

### INDIAN HISTORY

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Sulb Sutra belong to?
 A Astrology B Astronomy C Mathematics D Chemistry
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -The Shulba Sutras are part of the larger corpus of texts called the Shrauta Sutras, considered to be appendices to the Vedas. They are the only sources of knowledge of Indian mathematics from the Vedic period. Unique fire-altar shapes were associated with unique gifts from the Gods.

Detailed explanation-2: -Detailed Solution. The Shulva Sutras were related to measurements and construction of fire altars. Shulba Sutras are part of larger texts called Shrauta Sutras. These are considered as the addition of the Vedas that provide rules of altar construction.

Detailed explanation-3: -The four major Sulva Sutras, which are mathematically the most significant, are those composed by Baudhayana, Manava, Apastamba and Katyayana. Out of them the oldest belongs to Baudhayana and dates back to 600BC. They discuss the cases of the Pythagorean Theorem and Pythagorean triples.

Detailed explanation-4: -Their language is late Vedic Sanskrit, indicating that it was written in the first millennium BCE. The earliest is a sutra attributed to Baudhayana, which was authored between 800 and 500 BCE. They look at the Pythagorean Theorem and Pythagorean triples as examples.

Detailed explanation-5: -1: Pythagoras theorem and Pythagorean triples, as found in the Sulba Sutras. The rope stretched along the length of the diagonal of a rectangle makes an area which the, vertical and horizontal sides make together. In other words: a 2 = b 2 + c 2 a^2 = b^2 + c^2 a2=b2+c2.

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