Greco-Egyptian Arithmetical Problems: P. Mich. 4966

  title={Greco-Egyptian Arithmetical Problems: P. Mich. 4966},
  author={Frank Egleston Robbins},
  pages={95 - 103}
An ancient purist might properly object to the title of this paper, for though to us the problems to be discussed are arithmetical, in his eyes they would clearly fall in the field of logistic, the science of counting and reckoning as opposed to that which deals with the definition and classification of numbers and the relations of numbers. P. Mich. 4966 in fact consists of a table of fractions followed by a series of problems in mensuration, interest, money-changing, the reckoning of freight…