I watched the "Magical Egypt" documentary series, and learned that egyptians used binary powers of 2 to perform multiplication and division, performing the operation much like modern computers.
Does this evidence prove that egyptians may have had access to computerized technology of extraterrestrial origin? Ancient alien theorists say yes ...
lol, but seriously, it's a neat trick, I've been practicing it lately, it's a bit overkill for small multiplicands, it works very well for large multiplicands. And the left-side, determing which powers of 2 can be summed to produce the first multiplicand, is something all of us computer programmers excel at!
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