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# history of arithmetic in the ancient world

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An overview of the numeral systems and ways of performing arithmetic operations used by ancient civilizations prior to the invention of the Hindu-Arabic numerals and the base 10 system. Should try to explain why unit fractions were of such importance to the ancient Egyptians. May include some information on ancient arithmetical artifacts like the Ishango bone. MSCs will all probably be between 01A10 and 01A25.

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