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Table Texts

Table texts are an important tool in Egyptian mathematics. They contain, as the name suggests, tables. The majority of the extant table texts are tables for fraction reckoning, the most famous of which is the 2:n table. In addition there are also tables for metrologic conversions. Among the Lahun mathematical fragments, possibly two are table texts: UC 32159 (2:n table) and UC 32161.


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