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Egyptians And Math.

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Egyptians And Math.
Ancient Egyptian Mathematics
More Math
The Egyptians had an advanced understanding of fractions and the degree of angles.
Their geometric problems made for advanced calculations for architecture.
The Egyptians developed early algebra, and the Greeks Mathematicians owed much of their progress to the works of the Egyptians.
Egyptian Architecture
Egyptians built some of the most monumental structures of the ancient world.
The Great Pyramids of Giza and The Temple at Thebes are two of the most well known.
Egyptians were able to build such amazing temples due to their advanced understandings on geometry.
Many of their pyramids were built with extreme accuracy.
Ancient Egyptians
Ancient Egypt was a civilization that lived along the Nile River from 3050-332 B.C.E. The Ancient Egyptians were skilled architects, and they had advanced systems for arithmetic, geometry/architecture, and astrology.
The Egyptians set the standard for early mathematics.
They understood many mathematical concepts.
Rhind Papyrus c. 1650 B.C.E.
Moscow Papyrus c.1850 B.C.E.
The Rhind Papyrus contained 87 math problems with simple division and number theory.
The Moscow Papyrus contained 23 mathematical problems mostly dealing with geometry and surface area.
Egyptian Astronomy
Egyptian Medicine
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They developed advanced calenders that were roughly 365 day a year with an extra quarter day.
Egyptian astronomers also made use of sundials to tell time, and they were able to divide the day into 24 hours a day.
The ancient Egyptians used geometry to determine where the stars are located at certain times in the year.
Their advanced understanding of simple mathematics concepts aided them in medical progression.
Egyptian physicians were trained at practical first aid and using arithmetic for measurements and geometry they were capable of successfully fixing broken bones and dislocated joints.
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