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Olde Calculation Algorithms

IN 1702, Alain Manesson Mallet published his La Geometrie Pratique. His focus was on calculating areas and volumes of geometric figures, involving a great number of calculations.

Using this copy from two of his copper plate engravings, explore how or what operations are being done...and are they addition, substraction, multiplication, divisions, or...?


Source: Alain Manesson Mallet' La Geometrie Pratique, 1702