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Ancient Times Table Found Hidden In 2,500 Chinese Bamboo Strips

  • 10-01-2014 6:41pm
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    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4556960

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    The researchers suspect that officials used the multiplication table to calculate surface area of land, yields of crops and the amounts of taxes owed. “We can even use the matrix to do divisions and square roots,” says Feng. “But we can’t be sure that such complicated tasks were performed at the time.”

    Pretty cool


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