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The ancient Egyptians used a division method we call “partial quotients.” It’s a quick an intuitive way to do division.

Also check out how ancient Egyptians multiplied numbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHXsK…

Then read why this method works: http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/201…

The problem 30 divided by 2 1/2 is documented in the Rind Mathematical Papyrus, Problem 76. The document is from ~1650 BC, which is more than 3,600 years ago.

Rind Mathematical Papyrus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhind_Ma…

I came across this problem in a text about non-western mathematical history, “The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam: A Sourcebook” : http://amzn.to/1CuroWL

Today this algorithm is taught as the partial quotients method (pdf): http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/teac…

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