Date: Mar 2, 1998 12:23 PM Author: Kevin Fortin Subject: Russian Peasant Multiplication: how does it work?
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
The earlier Egyptian method was easy to understand, but not this (at
least for me).