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A Chinese multiplication table from 305 BC.

 

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A Chinese multiplication table from 305 BC. Image courtesy of the Research and Conservation Centre for Excavated Text, Tsinghua University. (The Arabic numbers labeling rows and columns were added here).

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Tony Phillips
Stony Brook University
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