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Russian Peasant Multiplication: how does it work?
Posted:
Mar 2, 1998 12:23 PM


Hello,
Could someone point me toward a good explanation of how "Russian Peasant Multiplication" works? I saw the method in Jan Gullberg's recent book "Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers", but I still can't grasp why it works.
The earlier Egyptian method was easy to understand, but not this (at least for me).
Thanks,
Kevin



