Quote: ancient Babylonian algorithms from 1800-1600 B.C.; "This is the procedure"; no branching

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The tablets of greatest mathematical interest were written … based primarily on texts that date from this … [p. 188] The calculations described in Babylonian tablets are … whole class of problems. … Notice also the stereotyped ending, "This is the … are genuine algorithms, and we can commend the … is being defined. [The algorithms did not use branching and seldom used iteration. Examples include compound interest, x+y=xy, Pythagorean theorem calculations, linear equations   Google-1   Google-2

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