Milo Gardner
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Egyptian mathematics

Started this discussion. Last reply by sophica Jul 27, 2011. 2 Replies

Dear List members:Old Kingdom math was algorithmic. Numbers were recorded in unit fraction infinite series, rounding off within a 6-term, notation.Hieroglyphic script was used through out Egyptian…Continue


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My blog shows a teenager becoming a military cryptanalyst (code breaker). Assigned to Germany and a two month stay in Beirut Lebanon in 1958 opened modern Arabic and issues of the Middle East. Today military code breaking opens ancient Egyptian math doors allowing modern 6th graders and anyone to solve hieratic (Middle Kingdom) math problems. One class of commodity problem paid wages in grain units (hekat) written in rational numbers scaled by optimized least common multiples (LCM m) reported in the RMP 2/n table, RMP 36, and the EMLR.

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