Scribal Remainder Arithmetic

Some articles on remainders, remainder arithmetic:

Reisner Papyrus - Difficulties With Interpretation
... Shute, clearly cite the quotients and remainders that were used by Ahmes ... Papyrus, missing its use of quotient and remainders ... thereby missing a major fragment of Akhmim Wooden Tablet and Reisner Papyrus remainder arithmetic ...

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