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Egyptian multiplication

In this video, Dr. Yossi Elran explains the principles behind Egyptian multiplication and also shows a 'cheat' to multiply numbers by 11.

The Rhind papyrus teaches us a lot about how the Egyptians thought about the different math operations. There wasn’t a simple known way to multiply numbers. In fact, multiplication was seen to be a form of addition. Watch this video to see the principles behind Egyptian multiplication and on the way I’ll show you a ‘cheat’ to multiply numbers by 11.

Do you know any other ways to multiply numbers? Click Here for BBC Four’s exploration into Ethiopian multiplication. Please share your ideas about multiplication methods in the discussion below!

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