[LMB] OT: Roman Arithmatic (was OT: can't skip to the end of an ebook?

Robert Woodward Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net
Fri May 28 05:01:10 BST 2021


(from a digression on Roman numerals)

> On May 27, 2021, at 8:14 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I think Roman's used their fingers to count. How they divided and
> multiplied I have no clue.
> 

They used an abacus, see <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_abacus <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_abacus>>.


"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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