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Topic: Russian Peasant Multiplication: how does it work?
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Kevin Fortin

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







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