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False Position, Double False Position and Cramer's Rule

by Eugene C. Boman (The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
September, 2009

Subject classification(s): Mathematics History
Applicable Course(s): 4.0 Advanced Mathematics | 4.8 History of Math

The author introduces two methods of solving linear equations used by ancient Egyptians and Chinese that is also related to Cramer's rule.

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