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Mathematics in the time of the pharaohs

Author: Richard J Gillings
Publisher: New York : Dover, 1982, ©1972.
Series: Dover classics of science and mathematics
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In this carefully researched study, the author examines Egyptian mathematics, demonstrating that although operations were limited in number, they were remarkably adaptable to a great many applications₇solution of problems in direct and inverse proportion, linear equations of the first degree, and arithmetical and geometrical progressions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Gillings
ISBN: 048624315X 9780486243153
OCLC Number: 8033421
Description: x, 286 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Dover classics of science and mathematics
Responsibility: Richard J. Gillings.

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In this carefully researched study, the author examines Egyptian mathematics, demonstrating that although operations were limited in number, they were remarkably adaptable to a great many applications₇solution of problems in direct and inverse proportion, linear equations of the first degree, and arithmetical and geometrical progressions.

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