Rhind Papyrus

Pronunciation: /raɪnd pəˈpaɪ.rəs/ Explain
The Ahmes papyrus.
Figure 1: The Rhind Papyrus

The Rhind papyrus is an Egyptian mathematical text dating from about 1650 B.C.D. It is named after Alexander Henry Rhind, a Scottish antiquarian, who purchased the papyrus in 1858 in Luxor, Egypt. This document is important in that it gives considerable insight into ancient Egyptian mathematics. The text contains eighty-four word problems and their solutions. These word problem concern numerical operations, practical problem-solving, and geometrical shapes.

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McAdams, David E. Rhind Papyrus. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/r/rhindpapyrus.html.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
12/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
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