*Originating author is Timo Leuders.*

**Introduction**

There are some questions that accompany the development of mathematics through cultures and ages. One of these questions is how to find an unknown quantity of which one knows some relations such as – in today’s algebraic notation:

Finding solutions to such quadratic equations are essentially known since Babylonian

times and are core content school mathematics:

But how about , which looks only slightly different? Are there also straightforward ways to calculate the solutions? Do the solutions also look symmetric in a similar way?