# ARCHIMEDES

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• HELLO! I AM ARCHIMEDES!
• I was born in 287 BCE in Syracuse, in island Sicily (Italy), In a Greek seaport.
• Oh yeah,when king Heiron asked for a golden crown to be made he suspected the maker put silver in it. Little ol' me went to the rescue! He asked me to think about the matter. One day I was considering it while I was getting into a bathtub. I noticed that the amount of water overflowing the tub was proportional to the amount of my body that was being immersed. This gave me an idea for solving the problem of the crown. I was so thrilled that I ran naked through the streets. shouting, "Eureka!" (Greek for "I have discovered it!"). Let's just say I still have dignity left!
• I studied in the learning capital of Alexandria, Egypt, at the school that belong to the Greek mathematician Euclid!!!
• Hello I'm Euclid! I taught Archimedes and he was an incredibly intelligent student!
• https://www.britannica.com/biography/Archimedes
• People don't know about my family, since my work was all lost or burnt. Some think I had a wife because they found some love letters, while most people say I didn't. They did know my dad was Phidias, an astronomer and mathematician, and I was also related to King Hieron and his son Gelon. Who would have known?
• I'm his dad, Phidias. He got the brains from me!
• http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/archimedes-422.php
• Don't mean to brag but I invented and discovered a bunch of things!
• But, I am most famous for "method of exhaustion" which is the method used to determine the areas and volumes of figures with curved lines and surfaces, I was also the closest to determining the value of pi.
• http://www.notablebiographies.com/An-Ba/Archimedes.html
• People use integral calculus which is a modern "method of exhaustion". It's used to determine the areas and volumes of figures with curved lines and surfaces, such as circles, spheres, pyramids, and cones.