Date: Mar 2, 1998 12:23 PM
Author: Kevin Fortin
Subject: Russian Peasant Multiplication: how does it work?



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