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Saturday, November 17, 2012

ANCIENT MATH of ETHIOPIA – Amazing Methods of Calculation

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 The ancient Ethiopian system of math seems irrational to Western sensibilities because it only relies on how to halve and double numbers and ignores some numbers altogether.  Yet, the system not only produces the correct answers every time, it is the system that is now used by computers!  Watch the video

It is funny how concepts that may seem strange or even backwards to some are really more advanced than we can immediately understand.  What other African practices that have been quickly dismissed really were much beyond the researchers realm of knowledge?

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