# Ahmes

Ahmes (more accurately Ahmose) was an ancient Egyptian scribe who lived during the Second Intermediate Period and the beginning of the Eighteenth Dynasty (the first dynasty of the New Kingdom). He wrote the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, a work of Ancient Egyptian mathematics that dates to approximately 1650 BC; he is the earliest contributor to mathematics whose name is known.

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History Of Geometry - Early Geometry - Egyptian Geometry
... Problem 30 of the Ahmes papyrus uses these methods to calculate the area of a circle, according to a rule that the area is equal to the square of 8/9 of the circle's diameter ... Interestingly, Ahmes knew of the modern 22/7 as an approximation for pi, and used it to split a hekat, hekat x 22/x x 7/22 = hekat however, Ahmes continued to use the traditional 256/81 value for ...
Pahor Labib - References
... Makary Ermanious, Ahmes Pahor and Victor Girgis, Dr Pahor Labib 1905-1994, Watani, 19 June 1994 (In Arabic) ... Ahmes Labib Pahor, Professeur Pahor Labib L'Homme et sa Vie (1905-1994), Le Monde Copte, 1997, 263-272 ... Ahmes Labib Pahor, Dr Pahor Labib Egyptologist Struggle and Success, Egypt, 2009 (In Arabic) ...
Red Auxiliary Number
... Ahmes the RMP author, practiced the selection of red auxiliary numbers in RMP 21, 22, and 23 and detailed other aspects of the red number method in RMP 36 ... For example, Ahmes converted 2/43 by LCM 42, thinking 2/43×(42/42) = 84/1806 To parse 84/1806 Ahmes selected the best divisors of 1806 from {43, 42, 21, 14, 7, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1}, denoting the divisors that best ... Ahmes chose 43 + 21 + 14 + 6 rather than 43 + 21 + 14 + 4 + 2, or 43 + 41 + 14 + 3 + 2 + 1, Scribal red numbers, LCMs and GCDs were known for over 130 years before being rigorously parsed ...
Hekat (unit)
... For example, one the 1/320 ro unit was written by Ahmes by solving 320/n ro ... Ahmes recorded the n = 3 case by showing (64/64)/3 = 21/64 + 1/192 (a modern statement) as written as(16 + 4 + 1)/64 + 5/3 × 1/320 = 1/4 + 1/16 + 1/64 + 1 2/3ro (two-part ancient ... Two-part statements were also converted by Ahmes to an unscaled hin unit by writing 3 1/3 hin ...
Rhind Mathematical Papyrus 2/n Table
... The document was written in 1650 BCE by Ahmes ... Ahmes was suggested to have converted 2/p (where p was a prime number) by two methods, and three methods to convert 2/pq composite denominators ... Others have suggested only one method was used by Ahmes which used multiplicative factors similar to least common multiples ...