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Arithmetic

Arithmetic is the branch of mathematics dealing with the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of numbers. Such operations are important in trade, construction and other practical disciplines, and hence have been investigated and used by ancient civilizations dating back thousands of years. Over the millennia, the use and development of arithmetic has contributed to the invention of the decimal system and the creation of various tools to assist in computing calculations.

Timeline

Arithmetic timeline Rhind Papyrus Egyptian Mathematical Problem Papyrus Salamis Tablet Bakhshali Manuscript Pacioli's Summa Incan Yupana Napier's Rabdologiæ