Hey Guys! For today, I am going to write about, what I've learned while researching Egyptian Mathematics. So, Here it goes.

I learned, that the Egyptian civilization were the first civilization to use the scientific arts. Although, they've had a lot of achievements, there are no proofs of how they reached their mathematical conclusions. Their decimal system contains 7 different symbols:

**1 is shown by a single stroke****10 is shown by a drawing of a hobble for cattle****100 is presented by a coil of rope****1,000 is a drawing of a lotus plant****10,000 is presented by a finger****100,000 is presented by a tadpole or frog****1,000,000 is a figure of a god with arms raised above his head**

**Egyptians** performed **multiplying and dividing**, by **doubling and also halving**. They introduced the earliest fully developed** base 10 numeration system.** The **Egyptians** used the **Akhmim Wooden Tablet (AWT)**, which **lists 5 divisions** of a unit called a **hekat.** **Two number systems** were used in Ancient Egypt. One was written in **hieroglyphs.** The second number system was written as a **digital system.** It was a **one-number-to-one-symbol** system, and it was completely different from the **hieroglyphic system.**

**Egyptian multiplication** was done by** repeated doubling of the number**. The number **1, would have the multiplicand written next to it**. Then, it was **added to itself**, and the number** 2 would have the result written next to it.** They would continue the process until the **doublings gave a number greater than half of the multiplier.** Then, they would **repeatedly subtract the doubled numbers from the multiplier**, to select which of the results of the existing calculations should be added together **to create the answer**.

For example:

As you can all see,** Egyptian Mathematics** is way different than the kind of math we use today. Well, that's all I have for u guys. I hope, that all of you have learned something from my post.

******I choose Eunice Cadao, to be the next scribe.******

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