Talk:Division by two

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OK, so tell us![change source]

It's interesting that some cultures did the operation differently, but what did they think/do, then? Having said 'A', now you need to say 'B'. Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:01, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

I haven't finished translating yet. :) –Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 00:00, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
Added the section about ancient Egypt. Still plan on going back and talking about binary and computer science. --–Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 00:52, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Tone[change source]

The tone of this article is all wrong. It doesn't sound like an encyclopedia at all. I tried to make it easier to understand, but as a result the tone needs fixing. If anyone can help that would be great. Thanks. –Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 03:32, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

The problem can't be solved by importing a load from Ancient Egyptian multiplication. That is not relevant to this page, though it may be a candidate for its own page. What I'm going to do is look up the topic in a few reference works on the history of mathematics, and come back when I understand it. I think the claim in the first para may be incorrect as it is at present.

Macdonald-ross (talk) 09:29, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Which claim? That the ancient egyptians considered it a unique operation, seperate from division? --–Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 20:22, 20 August 2011 (UTC)
This journal article or this one may have something about it, but they're not journals I have access to. –Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 20:33, 20 August 2011 (UTC)