Ancient Egyptian numbers, the Rhind papyrus and binary

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Ancient Egyptian numbers, the Rhind papyrus and binary

Clip from The Story Of Maths  |  Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  THE HISTORY CHANNEL  |  March 5, 2011

Marcus du Sautoy shows how the Ancient Egyptian number system worked, and the problems with it, and reveals that binary is documented in the 1550 BC Rhind Mathematical Papyrus.

Marcus du Sautoy shows how the Ancient Egyptian number system worked, and the problems with it, and reveals that binary is documented in the 1550 BC Rhind Mathematical Papyrus.

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