TITLE

Where do NUMBERS come from?: Work like an Egyptian

PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Think of a Number;2005, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Think of a Number: A Fascinating Look at the World of Numbers" is presented. It discusses the measuring system devised by the ancient Egyptians based on the human body as well as the hieroglyphs or little pictures illustrating their counting system. It also elaborates on how they utilized their skill at math to build the pyramids and to keep track of time and date using the moon, the sun, and the stars. The Egyptian multiplication system is also noted.
ACCESSION #
43901426

 

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