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Topic: RMP 35-38, Plus RMP 66 (as a sad farewell)
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Milo Gardner

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RMP 35-38, Plus RMP 66 (as a sad farewell)
Posted: Jul 11, 2009 12:42 PM
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As a sad farewell to the M-H-L a draft of a second scribal volume division method, one that replaced one hekat by 320 ro, is summarized by:

http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/RMP35To38PlusRMP66.html

The first hekat division method, reported in the Akhmim Wooden Tablet and the RMP, replaced one hekat by its unity 64/64, is summarized by:

http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/HekatDivisionsEgyptianWeightsAndMeasures.html

and,

http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/WhyStudyEgyptianFractionMathematics.html

Scribal math decoding projects that focus upon translating scribal arithmetic operations, as noted by RMP 35-38 plus RMP 66, rather than stopping at the transliteration task, as 20th century scholars practiced, finds to find a new home.

Looking back, MAA and Fred Rickey's M-H-L leadership are deeply appreciated.

It has been nice getting knowing everyone on this list. You will all be missed.

Best Regards to everyone,

Milo Gardner



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