
Re: Egyptian fraction math only used quotient and remainder statements
Posted:
Aug 31, 2012 9:23 AM


The Middle Kingdom scribes also recorded weights and measures in hekat units by quotients and scaled remainders:
http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/AhmesBirdFeedingRateMethod.html
To parse hekat units in historical context scribes like Ahmes in RMP #83 multiplied a not well known hekat unit (64/64) by 1/6, 1/20 and 1/40 well known 200 and 300 year older texts must be consulted.

