# Geometry

### Created By: Ajay Verma

## The Civilizations that Created Geometry

## The Egyptians

**The Egyptians understood the basics of geometry and how some basic large structures need a strong base. Also the Nile River overflowed its banks every year, and the river banks would have to be re-surveyed and the Egyptians would build their cities around those results (of the re-surveyed river).**

## The Greeks

**Ancient Greeks practiced centuries of experimental geometry like Egypt and Babylonia had, and they absorbed the experimental geometry of both of those cultures. Then they created the first formal mathematics of any kind by organizing geometry with rules of logic.**

__Euclid's__(400BC) important geometry book__The Elements__formed the basis for most of the geometry studied in schools ever since.## Uses of Geometry in our Daily Lives

Nearly everyday people are faced with major and minor issues that require the use of geometry. Some of these include finding the square footage of a home, determining the volume a container or deciding how much tile is needed to put in a new kitchen floor. The square footage in a home is often determined by length and width of each room combined from the exterior walls. Without geometry we would never know how much square footage of paint to purchase to paint the walls. With geometry, we can figure out how large a pan we need to cook food for a certain number of people for a party as well as how much of each of the ingredients we need to make the food. Finally, geometry can be used to determine the amount of tile or carpeting that is needed to refurbish a floor or it can be used to determine how large of garage you need to house your cars and your workshop. Overall, geometry is used in many everyday tasks throughout our lives.