TITLE

# By the numbers

AUTHOR(S)
Currie, Stephen
PUB. DATE
February 1999
SOURCE
Appleseeds;Feb99, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explains how Ancient Egyptians used numbers.
ACCESSION #
2361621

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