Egyptian Mathematics

Egyptian Math

numbersAs an engineer, I am only as good as the mathematics I have at my disposal – the same went for Hemiunu.

I’ve scoured the internet and here is what I found the Egyptians had as mathematics 5,000 years ago:

(I don’t claim to be an expert at ancient Egyptian mathematics so I may have left out something)

Egyptians could do:

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Square roots
  • Fractions
  • Areas
  • Volumes
  • Calculate π (355/113)=3.14159 or 22/7=3.14286

Here are some interesting videos that explain their math:




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