around 332 to 31 BCE

### Egyptian Mathematical Problem Papyrus

Arithmetical problems on papyrus

Parts of several columns of this Ptolemaic Egyptian papyrus are concerned with arithmetical problems. Problems include the reciprocal of 1 + 1/*n*.

Funding for this project generously provided by Overdeck Family Foundation

around 332 to 31 BCE

Arithmetical problems on papyrus

Parts of several columns of this Ptolemaic Egyptian papyrus are concerned with arithmetical problems. Problems include the reciprocal of 1 + 1/*n*.

Artifact dimensions

36.5 cm (original height, plus additional fragments and a third column)

Artifact origin

Current artifact location

Catalog number

- Friberg, J.
*Unexpected Links between Egyptian and Babylonian Mathematics.*Singapore: World Scientific, pp. 137–143 and 272, 2005. - Imhausen, A. "Papyrus BM 10399." § 17.1.2 in
*Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History.*Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, p. 184, 2016. - Parker, R. A.
*Demotic Mathematical Papyri.*Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 1972.