The Recto of the Rhind mathematical papyrus how did the ancient Egyptian scribe prepare it?

@article{Gillings1974TheRO,
  title={The Recto of the Rhind mathematical papyrus how did the ancient Egyptian scribe prepare it?},
  author={R. J. Gillings},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  year={1974},
  volume={12},
  pages={291-298}
}
  • R. J. Gillings
  • Published 1974
  • Mathematics
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
The Recto of the RMP of the British Museum, now nearly 4,000 years old, occupies about one-third of the whole of the 1 8-foot roll, and is the most extensive of all the arithmetical tables to be found among the ancient Egyptian papyri. It is inscribed in hieratic characters, the cursive form of hieroglyphics, and normally reads from right to left. The table gives the values of 2 divided by the fifty odd numbers from 3 to 101, all expressed as the sums of unit fractions; for example, 2 -r7 is… Expand
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