Ancient Egyptians and Russian Peasants Foretell the Digital Age

  • Ancient Egyptians and Russian Peasants Foretell the Digital Age

    D. N. Seppala-Holtzman
    The "Ancient Egyptian" and "Russian Peasant" multiplication schemes and shows that they both use base two to reach the same algorithm. Teachers of algebra or other maths may engage students in developing the proofs and equivalent algorithms given.