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Topic:
Rhind papyrus problem about harmonic mean
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Oct 22, 2012 5:55 PM




Re: Rhind papyrus problem about harmonic mean
Posted:
Oct 22, 2012 5:55 PM


Pat,
Additional background to Ahmes' 2/n table, pesu, arithmetic and harmonic mean problems can be found on:
http://ahmespapyrus.blogspot.com/
Gillings did a great job decoding many RMP problems. However there were other times when modern algebraic thinking were prematurely overlaid Ahmes shorthand data bases.
That is, rigorously reporting Ahmes' actual longhand calculations, in all the RMP math topics, need to translated into modern math styles and confirmed by interdisciplinary teams of qualified investigators.
Best Regards to all,
Milo Gardner



